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Old 03-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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I came home from work and find my hitch hiker emerald crab eating my soft sponge. What do I do? I thought at first he was cleaning it, but no he was eating. Are emerald crabs bad??? I have a video but I don't know how to upload it.
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Crabs are opportunistic feeders. Emeralds are generally considered reef safe, but if a crab is hungry, he'll eat whatever is there, including sponges and corals. I have a ruby crab that I kinda wish I hadn't bought. Live and learn, I guess. Lol
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Crabs are opportunistic feeders. Emeralds are generally considered reef safe, but if a crab is hungry, he'll eat whatever is there, including sponges and corals. I have a ruby crab that I kinda wish I hadn't bought. Live and learn, I guess. Lol
Ok! Guess I'll cheer up! There's also a baby emerald. Hitch hikers! Can I convert a sump into a refugium?!!!
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i came home from work and find my hitch hiker emerald crab eating my soft sponge. What do i do? I thought at first he was cleaning it, but no he was eating. Are emerald crabs bad??? I have a video but i don't know how to upload it.


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Yes, you can add a refugium to a sump. That will be a good way for you to rehouse your crabs. That or see if you can trade them in at your lfs.
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