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Old 01-19-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Arrow crabs and cleaner shrimp

Any thoughts on the 2 of them together? I am reading totally different views...the one I would like to get is a smaller species..about 3 in wide...I love my cleaner shrimp though..one girl at the LFS has 3 in her tank and they dont bother anything but one of my books said that they will kill all the little critters and are very aggresive..

Any one have any experience with this?

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I dont know how he will react with the cleaner but I have heard that the arrow crab will kill small fish. Just something to consider.

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Thanks for the link...the chromis and the goby are pretty quick so they should be okay I hope and the next fish I get are clowns so they should be good I am thinking...one of those hit and miss things..they are so neat though I just love them.....its the critters that have me totally amazed more so than the fish right now...cant wait to give corals a whirl later on...

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There is a large arrow crab at my LFS and he takes out an occasional fish.
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...the chromis and the goby are pretty quick so they should be okay...
They all gotta sleep sometime...
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LOL! I totally agree.
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There is a large arrow crab at my LFS and he takes out an occasional fish.
I had one in my tank and he was about 4" across, a big fella. Once I put my dwarf lobster in, they got along ok, but I woke up one morning and my arrow crab was gone. No legs, no pieces, nothing! I thought me might have went carpet surfing so I looked everywhere for him but couldn't find him. Weird huh? I wonder if the lobster ate him? ??????
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So I tried it and needless to say blew up in my face...the arrow crab was fine for abit...went out for a couple hours yesterday and he ripped one of my cleaner shrimp to bits...I was so upset..they are my favorite thing in my tank..I phoned my LFS guy and he felt really bad too so he is replacing my cleaner shrimp because he did not think anything bad would happen...so the crab went back to the store...very neat creature though...even though he ate my little friend....

Now I need therapy

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ACK! Sorry for your losses, I am surprised he wentt after him that fast. Was he bigger than the cleaner? At least your LFS is willing to replace him.
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