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Old 01-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question Can someone tell me what this crab is?!?!?

okay so I just found this crab in my tank today and I have no clue what it is or where it came from Im guessing it more likey came with my live rocks . funny thing is I had my tank up and running for 7months now and just today saw this little bugger so can anyone tell me what he/she is? I tried looking on online fish buying sites and goggle to try and find what it can be but yeah that didnt help lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Its body shape looks like an emerald. Im not too familiar with crabs though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Kinda like a emerald but that's white no? Here's some good reads. Let us know.

http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchcrabs.html

Maybe google hairy crab also
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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see that is what I was thinking as well, but yes its like white/tan-ish it blends in well with the sand in rocks
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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The crab appears to be either in the Xanthidae or Pilumnidae Family. Most would remove the crab. Better photos will be needed i think, if you are going to get an id.
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hairy legs are most often not reef safe, I would remove it.
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Thanks for all the input everyone... Now if only I can find that little one again I would try to take better photos of it, as well as try to get it out the tank.
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It's an emerald crab deff
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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Black tips on the claws and hair all over body... Not an emerald. Get rid of his [moderator edit] if its a reef. It'll be a risk to your corals.
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Most definitely not an emerald crab. Look at those claws. They are made for ripping flesh. I would remove it the next time you see it.
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