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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So, got home from work and decided to check out my tank a little bit. Out of no where I saw something pop around a corner near my LT anemone. Scared me for a second, but then realized it looked like a hairy crab. First thought after I saw it was a crab was "Cool, I have a crab in my tank. I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Soooo... Im new here! nice to meet you all! i have had a 29 gallon FOWLER tank up and running for a few months and the other day my Mother shows up with a Baby Horseshoe Crab! i have heard they can starve to death so one he got in the tank i cut up some fresh shrimp for it to eat but for about 3...
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    I'm sure most of you have seen stuff like this before, but I thought I'd share :ac7:
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    Hello i am wondering how should i feed my crab. any suggestion help. thanks
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, I'm pretty new. But i just picked up some new live rock from my LFS and as I was looking it over this little guy popped out. I have pictures but can't quite figure out how to post them. The carb is about an inch long with a very light brown body. he has 4-5 white stripes up and down his...
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    Enjoying a snack while rockin out to Tom Petty!
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    good morning, I had a green zoa covered rock that has slowly died off over two years. I think that my hermits are eating them? I bought the rock with a full colony. I only have five green polyps left. Has anyone experienced something eating zoas?
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    So I finally bought super glue, to glue my GSP to the rock so it doesn't move. When I had the coral outside of the tank I was looking it over and I found this inside it. It scared me and I almost jumped. I immediately put it in the pod tank. What is this little guy ? And now I'm fairly sure this...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I've never had a saltwater tank in my life. I have quite a few questions so please bear with me. I'm going to start out small with a 10 gallon aquarium. I'm aware of the dangers of nano aquariums and realize how quickly they can go sour. I really want to start small before I go all out on a...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Can anyone help me identify this little guy? I need to know if he can go in my DT or if he is banished to the sump. Those are copepods in the first two pics for scale. Thanks!! Video URL: Images...
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    We're intrigued with the idea of putting an Emerald Crab (or two) in our 120g. However, i've read that they can go after your corals or even other critters if they don't get enough food. So, are they worth the risk? One of the little voices in my head says that it's a LOT harder to get them...
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    My 55 gallon tank is nearly finished cycling so it's time for me to start planning about adding something to clean up the leftover food for the fish I'll be adding. I already know about snails and plan on getting one, but I'd like to know which is better for a newly cycled tank - a crab or a...
  13. Anemones
    Just received some cleaners today, I noticed one of my hermits (about the size of a pea) had little strings hanging off the back off him. Hardly visible to the naked eye. So I took a zoomed on picture of it. To me it looks like aiptasia trying to make it's way into my tank. But I would like some...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    A new crab just showed up in our tank from a live rock which is a couple months old. He lives under an oster. He/she has hairy legs and black claws. I have tried to get pictures but he is shy. I believe he is a gorilla crab. Currently he is about an inch in diameter including his legs and...
  15. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone! I have a 55 gallon tank. Levels are all decent. Getting there at least. Here is what I have in my tank: Colony Polyp Red Mushroom Coral Xenia Coral 3 Peppermint Shrimp Cleaner Shrimp Arrow Crab Emerald Crab Blue Damselfish 2 Ocellaris Clownfish Green spotted Pufferfish Six Line...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just caught my emerald crab eating a piece of my newly added blue pinstripe mushrooms. Should I catch the crab and take him back to the LFS? Or? Thanks
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    So I bought a pocilapora frag a few weeks ago and just noticed this crab living on it....I know these pics are terrible but he's fast lol Should I dispose of or keep?? I have him out of the frag tank and in the sump so I can keep track of him...any help would be appreciated Thanks!! Stewie
  18. Crustaceans
    My 120 gallon is somewhat lacking in my invertebrate department. I have plenty of snails and hermit crabs, but little else. So I was thinking in investing on something that has a bit of size. Arrow Crabs are a bit flashier than most due to their long legs, tall body, etc. So can anyone gimme...
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    I caught 2 atlantic common hermit crabs about 3/4" in length. Can I add them to my Saltwater tank?
  20. Crustaceans
    Can blue leg hermit crabs live alone?