I have one of these having a field day in my 10g tank:
(pic from www.tbsaltwater.com
, they use it as their example of a bad crab)
The plan has long been to keep the crab right up until we get fish. The crab has so far gotten along with the Snails and Hermits in the tank. Every night, the crab goes around the tank to eat. It appears to be scraping good algae off rocks and munching on what few corals that came with my LR
. It molted once, so it should be healthy.
Well, last night my wife and I were watching the crab pick at my Hidden Cup Coral and I was like, "I can not wait to give that thing back to the LFS
when we get the fish." My wife responded with, "You can not get rid of Hairy!!!"
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC