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Old 12-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Crab ate electric flame scallop.

Hello all. I recently added an electric flame scallop to my tank and it was doing excellent until I awoke today and found that it had a white crab living inside of it. The crab ate the insides of the scallop. Does anybody know what kind of crab this is ?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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I can't help you but wow that crab is weird looking! Good luck and sorry to hear about your scallop.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Sorry about the scallop. And I agree, that is a creepy ghostly looking crab. Don't know what it is, tho.
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Thanks for your input. I have searched and seen some similar looking crabs, but can't seem to see anything about this crab in particular.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Durckheimia genus of crab. Few pictures of this crab on the net. Try google image, Durckheimia caeca for a picture.
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Durckheimia genus of crab. Few pictures of this crab on the net. Try google image, Durckheimia caeca for a picture.
Thanks a lot. I found this: http://species-identification.org/sp...heimia%20caeca
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Those flame scallops are filter feeders and difficult to keep alive long term. I wouldn't condemn the crab just yet.
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Returned to tank to find emerald crab eating this guy.
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Eating your other crab?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #10
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Yeah he ate the crab that was in the scallop.
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