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Old 10-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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I've got crabs!

NO, it's not a personal problem.
I purchased 2 emerald crabs two months ago. Both were about the size of a dime. One has grown a little, but the other has become HUGE. I mean it's more like the size of a tarantulae, kind of looks like one also. It has now started to pop the bubbles on my bubble coral. I want to get it out of my tank!
I have borrowed a trap but haven't tried it yet. I don't think thats going to work, the crab stays in the rocks most of the time so I don't know if I can put the trap close to where it will go in.
Bait? I have 2 large algea balls that I was going to put in the trap. Or is there something better?
Anybody got any ideas?
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Try a piece of raw shrimp in the trap. Meat!
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Try the tilted glass trick with a meaty object in it.
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Please explain. What is the tilted glass trick?
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Lay a glass in the tank at an angle. / or \. See now? The crab can go/drop in but cannot climb a slippery glass hill.
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Ray hit it on the head.
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Here's the scoop. I put some raw shimp in the trap and I have had everything but the crab go in it. I was just about to give up and leave him alone when I noticed, after all of my intense watching, he is chipping away at my live rocks. So now I am pissed. One way or another he's out of there. I'm going to try the glass trick tonight. I will let you know how it goes.
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AND HE'S OUTTA THERE !!
(The glass trick worked great.) So if anyone wants a mean green algae ball eating machine, I've got one. Free to good home. Great for a fish only tank. LOL
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id take him... i live about 3 hours away though lol
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