Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-14-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 103
Whitening Emerald Crab

Hi all,

Over the course of four months, my Emerald Crab has gone from very green to having lots of white blotches all over its shell. Is this indicative of a problem, or normal? How long do these creatures typically live, as well?
__________________

__________________
bromion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Is he running out of algae to eat? Sounds like it could be a nutrient defficiency. How old is he?
__________________

dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by dskidmore
Is he running out of algae to eat? Sounds like it could be a nutrient defficiency. How old is he?
Definitely not running out of food! It seems to prefer coralline algae, and there is tons of it on the rocks. It's about 4 months old.
__________________
bromion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 02:29 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Hrm. I thought Emeralds prefered green algaes?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 06:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by dskidmore
Hrm. I thought Emeralds prefered green algaes?
Mine's a freak. It only has 7 legs! Surprisingly, it ignores the hair and bubble algae in the tank and voraciously scrapes coralline from the rocks.
__________________
bromion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 930
Send a message via AIM to DragonForce
It could be getting ready to molt.
__________________

__________________
37 gal all glass
50lb LR
3' fine sand bed 1x Orange Stripe Prawn shrimp goby, 1x sixline wrassemated pair of true percula clowns, 1x CBS shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, 1x pistol shrimp, 1x tiger tale cuke, ~20+ snails, ~10+ hermits, 1xserpent star.
green Bubble coral, hammer coral (8 heads!) ,various Zoos,green finger leather, green star polpys ,shrooms
175w 10k MH
28w actinic 03
2x maxi jett 1200
Prizm skimmer (modded)
Hagen powerfilter(for running carbon 24/7)
nano arctica chiller
DragonForce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crab, emerald, emerald crab

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emerald Crab Lance_Celli Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 03-18-2006 03:23 AM
Emerald Crab maporsche Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 12-17-2005 08:10 PM
Emerald Crab Q? TeenReefer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 01-09-2005 08:12 PM
Emerald Crab ? spoonmerlin Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 08-21-2004 10:27 AM
emerald crab saltcreep1025 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 07-14-2003 02:52 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.