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Old 04-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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I heard arrow crabs might become aggressive and eat crabs and shrimps is this true? I have a 29gallon reef and i wanted to know if my crab would attack porcelain crabs sallylightfoot crabs hermit crabs and harlequin and skunk cleaner shrimps and snails also
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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There are few cases where people have had success and compatability, but many crabs are very agressive. It will most likely eat all of those other inverts and even small fish if it has the chance.
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i think i'll just put him in my fuge
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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Lol good idea he will be happy all by himself im sure!
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what about a coral shrimp will he kill other stuff? my arrow crab will already be in the fuge
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #6
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Its the same story with the coral banded unless its a big tank
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allrighty so for crustaceans hows 1 harlequin shrimp, 1 skunk cleaner shrimp maybe about 5 turbo snails and 3 hermit crabs? they should all get along nicely with a clownfish, bicolor blenny, bicolor dottyback,orange stripe prawn goby right? and also does the sand bed have to be very deep for a jawfish or is 2 inches enough so he can just build a little cave between the rocks?
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oh and my sand is very fine if that makes a difference for a jawfish
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:57 AM   #9
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Sounds good to me! And ya jawfish need deep sand beds. If i had one i would have a 5" sand bed, how do you like your orange stripe prawn goby? I am considering getting one
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haha actually all i have right now is the percula clown fish and the arrow crab. i'll get the rest once i get my skimmer. i just ordered a bunch of test kits, skimmer, powerheads. all i need now is my fishneedit light fixture and supplements for corals. im gonna do LPS and polyps
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