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Old 08-11-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Please identify my hermit crab!

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum (and marine aquariums) but i've been getting lots of useful advice from your threads over the last two months whilst iv been setting up my first tank and now I've decided to join.

I have a crab in by tank which I was told to be a Algea crab ( picture below). Is this correct? More importantly is it safe to have in a fish and reek tank. It has molted twice in the last month, growing substantially and going through several shells. It is a little clumsy around my coral grabs but I haven't seen it eat them yet. Just wanted to know what it is and if it's going to be a nuisance in the future.

Any advice welcome!

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Old 08-12-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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It looks like a large fuzzy leg hermit witch are good, and your right a bit clumsy, wont eat your coral and a good addition to a clean up crew
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Oh good I'm glad I don't have to worry bout him eating the corals. He is bar far the most active of my CUC and very interesting to watch strutting around in bigger and bigger shells so glad I don't have to get rid of him

Thank you very much for the ID and advice.
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