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Old 02-05-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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What kinda crab update

What kinda crab , didn't know how to update so done again.
my tank been running about 7months now and this showed up. Also a very small blackish one about 10mm across with two white staggered stripes on its back...only saw that once. any thoughts and are they ok in tank...they seem a bit shy. also my lemon peel angel seems to think its gonna clean it and lies down near it.
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Old 02-05-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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Not really the kind of crab you want in the tank... Claws like that mean meat eater and coral nippers... I had 2 that looked like that and they mowed down an anemone overnight.... I got rid of mine by the blade...(only way I could get them..)
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thats a shame....cos i quite like it too
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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Yoe ever seen any crabs that have claws and hands with fans on them? I saw one the other day and it looked like he was swishing his hands trying to filter feed.
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crab....

Yes i saw one like that....anemone crab i think.
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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I have one! His name is Spot and he *NEVER* leaves his anemone, even while turning his rock upside down and shaking it.... 8)


Here's a closeup of him where you can really see his fans
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I have a crab just like that but it did not come with an anemone, it came with my LR.

I guess they are considered reef safe? I am trying to get most of my hitchhiker crabs out of the tank.
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yes, that one with the fans is an anemone crab. Reef safe as far as i know
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WOW Great picture notmuffy.
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