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Old 12-02-2004, 12:10 AM   #11
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thats a stone crab ! and yes it will catch anything and eat it ! i had one dig under the screen tank divider and eat a sea bunny of all things ! also they love hermits !
at least eat him lol
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:18 AM   #12
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he's a killer !
I do the same...
most LFS dont' want these guys...
unless it's to feed their triggers and puffers !
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:21 AM   #13
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lol ok thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I have alot of those guys.

A fish store taken a Mantis shrimp is one thing. People Like mantis shrimps. A fish store taken a killer hitchiker is another thing all together. I doub't any around me would do it.

I am not against your killing the crab to remove it. I take mine out and flush 'em myself. Which, when you think about it, is much more cruel than what you do.

by the way...how did you manage to spear the shell like that? It's gotta be really tough.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:09 AM   #15
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I have an objection to the photo itself, being posted here. For those of us that do what we can to avoid killing the subjects in our tanks, it is rather gruesome to see what some others will do......

sumps are a nice place for those guys.
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good point about the sump I cant see killing anything in my tank unless it is sick and dying without hope for recovery then i would take it out of its misery
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:40 AM   #17
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Well i caught mine with an alhambra bottle last night, in 45 minutes, that was easy.
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I've got at least a couple of these crabs in my tank. The worst damage they seem to be doing is peeling coraline algae off the rocks and digging new holes in the LR. The coraline grows back almost immediately.

Maybe someday they will get a fish. Maybe not. I've got a mini ecosystem in there. Nature is sometimes cruel. It's tough. Personally, that is what I'm going for.
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