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Old 08-03-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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Unidentified Crab

I recently bought a needle coral from the LFS, and I have just noticed a small crab hiding in it. It is about 1cm across and has a whitish shell. Anybody any ideas what kind of crab it is? How big it will get? will it pose a threat to the rest of my livestock?

I will try and get a photo, if it ever ventures out of the coral.
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Royal Gramma
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6 Turbo Snails
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Christmas Tree Coral
Hammer Head Coral
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check these out and let me know if any are close to the one you have, then I shall let you know if they pose a threat or not.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...=23&pCatId=501
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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It doesn't really look like any of those, I suppose a bit like the Anemone Crab, if I had to chose.
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Deltec Hang on Protein Skimmer

15kg Live Rock
Crop of Calurpa
Flame Angel
2 Percula Clowns
3 Green Chromis
Royal Gramma
Cleaner Shrimp
24 Red Leg Hermit Crabs
Red Starfish
Feather Duster
6 Turbo Snails
Algae Blenny
3 Leather Corals (1 Large, 2 Small)
Christmas Tree Coral
Hammer Head Coral
Bubble Anemone
Mushroom Coral
Boxer Shrimp
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:24 PM   #4
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Take at look here. HTH

http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock2.htm
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