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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 2 1/2 gallon tank. It has a blue leg hermit crab in it. Does the tank really need a skimmer?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know any tried and true methods of removing bubble algae from rocks? Preferably without adding emerald crabs into my tank. I got a lot of it and removing the rocks isn't an option.
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I knew this guy was in my tank but I hadnt been able to get a picture of him until last night. He's been in there a long time and doesn't seem to have ever harmed any of my coral or anything. He's got big hairy legs and black claws. I had put a couple emeralds in my tank but they...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Today I bought a small rock with a few mushroom polyps on it from my LFS. Upon getting home and inspecting the rock for hitchhikers, I found this guy. He's acutally pretty big, his body is about an inch long. He has striped legs, and looks somewhat similar to my emerald crab, except this one...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    We just bought our first coral yesterday. I researched several days on this. It left me more confused. Some say they are safe with coral, some say not. We have a 129gal tank so I decided to try it. Luckily today I was taking pics and noticed my sweet emerald green crab laying under my coral...
  6. Crustaceans
    Hi, First post here, looking forward to be a part of this community. I'm currently cycling my 150 gal tank (upgrade from 100 gal) and the LFS gave me these crabs for free.... I'm planning to have corals so I'm wondering if they are reef safe. The shop said yes that they only eat waste and are...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, So I added 10 red legged hermit crabs to my invertebrate collection along with my 2 blue legged hermit grabs but I have a question. When I put them into my tank one of them is green! He looks exactly like the other red legged hermit crabs with the same shell and everything but he is...
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hi all I have an 8 gallon nano marine tank that has been set up for about 2 months now. I have 1 pacific cleaner shrimp, 1 turbo snail, 1 pompom crab and a blue neon goby. Parameters are all good the only problem is that my Goby has gone missing and has been since about 4 days ago. I have 2...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I've been running my 10 gallon for about 1 year and I recently added a piece of live rock with this crab hitchhiking on it. Not sure what species I think Mithrax? But anyway he is quite nippy when it comes to privacy, this is why I'm worried I'm buying an orange spot goby soon for sifting...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Not really a hitchhiker i bought him cause he looks cool! Was just curious on some info about him.. i kind of impulse bought which i know is a bad idea when it comes to this kinda stuff. I was told by someone after that he wont survive long in an aquarium and needs to be able to get out of...
  11. Crustaceans
    Hello everyone, so i have a small clean up crew (will grow in weeks to come) which include: 1 red legged hermit 2 snails (forget the type, round shell, great little cleaners) Now there is alot of, well, poop on the sand bed, will these guys clean that off or what should i get to help with that...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, New to the forum and also reef tanks so thanks for the help in advance. I have installed a new 125 GAL tank with fuge in my basement, tank has been running for 2 months now with 100#s of live rock from Bali and Figi. Water chemistry is great - 0 AM, 0 nitrates/trites, 8.2 PH and 1.025 SG...
  13. Crustaceans
    I have a couple electric blue hermits and I had a couple questions about them. I've been throwing some dried seaweed in my tank for them cause I read that that's what they like to eat but I haven't seen them touch it yet. I've seen them mostly picking around on my LR and going through my sand...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Just picked up the hermit crab the other day - the green thing must have been inside his shell or something, because I hadn't noticed it in the store! I'm thinking its some kind of anemone, as it moves about his shell. Looks pretty cool!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    wtf is this? I caught this whilst crabbing in australia a few days ago. It had a wierd squinty face and would move really slow with a coral-like shell attached to it's back. The photo still creeps me out haha. Does anyone know what it is?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a Sebae anemone from my LFS. Would a red mithrax crab bother my anemone? Also, what about my hermit crabs? The mithrax crab mainly is my concern. The crab is hiding in between the anemone and rock. I just hope the crab doesn't bother my anemone!
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday I was feeding my fish in my reef tank when I noticed a hitchhiker crab in a hole in one of the rocks. I attempted removing him with a pair of tweezers, but was unsuccessful. He just went back into the hole. I don't want to set up a trap (if I don't need to). Can I just plug up the...
  18. Crustaceans
    my pom pom lost one of its anenoms i bought it on a inpluse and did not know the carry anenoms around and he has lost one and i read that if they loose them both he will still be ok but i read he may pick up corals and i would like to know if this happens will to coral be ok or would it die for...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I really want to buy new hermit crabs of all different sizes and colors but I don't know how to tell if a shell is too big or too small. I used to have a few hermit crabs but they would kill each other to get the biggest shell. Now I only have one. I'd really love more Hermit crabs but I want...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have put a small clean up crew in my tank about 4 weeks ago . I have a 60 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump. The tank is cylced and everything but my crabs shells seem to be losing its color. They are starting to become white almost. My snails all seem to be fine just my crabs. Anyone know...
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