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Old 12-10-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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sand sifting crabs

what are they? what do they do? are they good for anything? what does their job better? how big do they get?

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never heard of any sand sifting crabs that can live in reef tanks. they are colder water creatures. we have them here at the jersey shore.
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He means sand fleas.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:41 AM   #4
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correct sand fleas. here is a quick vid.

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what are they? what do they do? are they good for anything? what does their job better? how big do they get?

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Well, whenever i catch them on the west coast they are generally smaller (pinky nail size). Every so often youll get a sucker that is like the size of the top half of your thumb. They are really digging machines, and i imagine they need a DSB.
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they need colder temps, not 80 degree water year round.
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thats a shame. seemed like they would have been good sand sifters and cuc. oh well.
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here's some info about them.
Sand Fleas (Mole Crabs or Sand Crabs) Prime surf fishing bait
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hahaha they are bait. and could be used for feeders thank you mr_X
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