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Old 12-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Smile crabs in tank

hello all i have a FOWLR tank and was thinking of adding some crabs to the tank as the kids would like ot see them in there. My question is will they mess with the fish at all or the snails? Thanks to all.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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What type of crabs do you want?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:20 AM   #3
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not really sure of the different kinds, are there kinds i should avoid?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #4
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What fish do you have?
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and how big is your tank??
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Sometimes a crab, depending on size, will kill a snail and take its shell, especially if there is a lack of shells its size.
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Here is some possible crabs sally light foot, pom pom and emerald crabs, also there is a large variety of hermits some getting very very large.
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i have a yellow tang, foxface, coral angel, mimic puffer, and clowns. i already have hermits and snails, son wanted some crabs but im not sure if they will nip at the fishes fins or attack them all together at night when they lay on the bottom? Thanks for any help or advice.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #9
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Avoid lighfoot crabs as they can attack fish. Emeralds are alright but mainly eat green algae so depending on your tanks growth u may need to suppliment with seaweed salads. Pom poms are awesome but hard to keep in my exp.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:50 AM   #10
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Emerald crabs would be a good addition. Though they're pretty good at hiding so they might disappoint a young crowd waiting for a show lol.
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