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Old 05-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Sea urchin crab

so the other day i was looking at my urchin and noticed that what i thought was its mouth had legs and after looking closer i found out it was a crab but i dont know waht kind and if he is harmful to my urchin or my tank. the picture is kind of bad but he's brown and off white stripes with a flat shell that is jagged towards the front of it.

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NEAT! I saw this on Discovery. Likely you have a good little crab that protects the urchin from predators. The show showed the crab attacking would be attackers.

Thats so neat!

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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thats what i would say as well. its like having an anemone shrimp (ghost shrimp). you got yourself a cool little guy there
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wel thats good to know he is pretty awesome even though i know here there he is still hard to find he blends in so wel with the sea urchin. does anyone know the name of the crab just so i know?
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Zebra crab on fire urchin Zebrida adamsii

Called either an urchin crab (imagine that) or a zebra crab(also pretty good). I don't dabble in salt, but you guys get some awesome tag alongs!
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thanks man! yeah i also got a free crab in my live rock and suprising enought he is an emrald crab super lucked out there and two of my frag corals i got came with pieces of shrooms on them. its fun times.
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