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Old 08-21-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Unidentified crab help please

Just found this little guy nipping at my Xenia lol. As I have seen him doing this and I have lost lots of yellow ployps too I don't think he's reef safe. Can anyone help me ID him please. I have just caught him and he's living in my refugium for now. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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He nearly escaped back into the tank lol he was climbing up trying to get into the outflow of the refugium. I don't know what to do with him. Should I go release him into our sea across the road lol ?
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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He nearly escaped back into the tank lol he was climbing up trying to get into the outflow of the refugium. I don't know what to do with him. Should I go release him into our sea across the road lol ?
No! Definitely not. There are enough invasive species that were released like that! It looks like some Crinoid squat lobster.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Oh yeah I forgot about that lol. I just can't let him loose back into the tank. Here's another pic of the little bugger !
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #5
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Do you have a refugium? You can let him go there. If not then you can probably take it back to your lfs and give it to them for free
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Yeah I have a refugium but he nearly escaped back into the tank once already
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Wait, what? Is it a HOB refugium, or one under your tank?
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Take him to ur lfs
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #9
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It's a large 1 meter long hob refugium !
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I would agree with it being a squat lobster from the last pic posted. The LFS may take it back.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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Thanks. I just googled squat lobsters and it looks very similar and it says they are reef safe and very peaceful but I found it trying to eat my Xenia. I daren't put it back into the tank lol. I'll take the little guy to the lfs tomorrow !
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