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Old 07-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #221
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Nah its all good...lol...
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #222
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I'm really starting to feel like the emerald crab is trying to nip at the torch. The last few mornings I've checked out the tank and the torch is fully retracted while the crab is perched up right behind it with a guilty look on his face. Someone might be receiving an eviction notice soon!
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #223
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I'm really starting to feel like the emerald crab is trying to nip at the torch. The last few mornings I've checked out the tank and the torch is fully retracted while the crab is perched up right behind it with a guilty look on his face. Someone might be receiving an eviction notice soon!
Poor crab. What have you been feeding the crab?
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Poor crab. What have you been feeding the crab?
Been feeding him brine cuz that's all I have. I'm gonna pick up some mysis soon. I've read that people feed them seaweed too? But I've also read that once they get big, it's a little more common for them to go after corals. Just caught the little bugger!
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #225
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Oooohhhh yeah. I see an eviction soon too! Crab meat taste good! Jk trade him in at your LFS
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Oooohhhh yeah. I see an eviction soon too! Crab meat taste good! Jk trade him in at your LFS
Yeah, just tried feeding him brine. He would pick one out of the tweezers, spit it out, pick another one, spit it out, and so on... Aye! He's so cool, I'd hate to get rid of him... But I honestly think he has to go... Just read a story about an emerald dive bombing of rocks on to a clown... So much for the most "reef safe" crab. I could try to target feed him more, but I just don't trust what goes on in the dark...
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #227
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Yeah, just tried feeding him brine. He would pick one out of the tweezers, spit it out, pick another one, spit it out, and so on... Aye! He's so cool, I'd hate to get rid of him... But I honestly think he has to go... Just read a story about an emerald dive bombing of rocks on to a clown... So much for the most "reef safe" crab. I could try to target feed him more, but I just don't trust what goes on in the dark...
Its all fun and games till the lights are off! o_0
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Its all fun and games till the lights are off! o_0
Hmmm, or it's all fun and games WHEN the lights are off!

Just got home from work and realized I forgot to turn the powerhead back on last night after attempting to feed the crab...
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You know, maybe I just have great luck but I've had at least a dozen emeralds over the last 3 years and never had one even look at a coral funny. LOL They do perch on them sometimes, mine like to sit on my zooa's and pick the algae between the polyps. At first I thought they were eating my corals but after really watching them I realized they were after algae.
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You know, maybe I just have great luck but I've had at least a dozen emeralds over the last 3 years and never had one even look at a coral funny. LOL They do perch on them sometimes, mine like to sit on my zooa's and pick the algae between the polyps. At first I thought they were eating my corals but after really watching them I realized they were after algae.
Well, I'll have to keep a closer eye on him at night then, to see if he's actually eating it. Whenever I approach the tank he freezes, though. Which leads me to believe he's up to no good... I'm gonna have to set up a nanny can on this tank... Hahaha
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