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Old 06-14-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Arrow Crab Molted.....quick question.

Hi all,

I recently purchased an arrow crab to help with my bristle worm "infestation"...it's worked like a charm. However, the rascal just molted and as it's my first crab, I'm trying to decide what to do with it. I've read on here, and the general consensus seems to be to leave them in and allow other inhabitants eat it. As I only have two other fish, a yellow tang (4.5") and a percula clown (3"), do you guys still feel that's the best thing to do? I'm working on bringing my nitrates down (overfeeding from previous owner), and don't want to aggrivate the problem... perhaps that's a non-issue with the "molt"...?

These may be a silly questions to some, but I just don't know and need to ask!


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Leave it in there, the other clean up crew critters will take care of it.

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No worries. It really is a non-issue. Take it out or leave it. Your fish will pick it apart soon enough anyway and the rest will just dissolve.
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I agree either or. No big deal.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys!!! I guess that settles it....gonna leave it and enjoy watching them do whatever they do with it!

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