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  1. Crustaceans
    Hello, I recently purchased a sally lightfoot crab from my LFS thinking it would be a good addition to my CUC. Ill admit it was more of a spur of the moment buy and I did t do my due diligence of research before buying. After adding it to my aquarium I read in one of my books that it will eat...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all Can someone tell me what are these? Are they corals? Weeds? Algae? And are they good or bad? https://www.dropbox.com/s/i2fh7vqhbliu74d/2013-10-13%2016.36.51.jpg?m Also I noticed that one of the crabs has disappeared for a few days, then I found this at the corner of the tank, looks...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, found this crab in the acro that i just bought. Have heard there are good and bad types of acro crabs does anyone know which this one is?
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi can someone please confirm if this is a gorilla crab. Finally caught after a couple of months and put in sump hasn't caused any damage at all only seemed to eat algae. hairy looking when underwater.
  5. Crustaceans
    Hey everyone, I am new to saltwater and was wondering if anyone could identify this crab for me. It was apparently hiding inside one of my live rocks and I was curious what species it is and if it is reef safe. These were the best pics I could get, hopefully they are sufficient. I believe it...
  6. Crustaceans
    I have a few emerald crabs and one red mithrax crab, they have been eating my acans! I have been target feeding them and of coarse they go over and try and get some, but even the next day they are picking at my acans! I can actually see the spots that they are tearing off the skeleton. My...
  7. Nano Reefs
    I found this interesting crab in my tank, does anyone recognize it? See pictures in post below! I forgot to attach them here. Thanks
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was watching TV last night (LED blues only on, regular room lights off), and suddenly caught a glimpse of a new creature atop a rock in my tank. It was a crab. He was emerging from a hole in my rock, and jutted back in as soon as he saw me. I went full dark, and used a flashlight to try to get...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Found this crab on my SPS, is it good for the SPS?
  10. Nano Reefs
    I found the first sign of life in my new tank yesterday but don't know if it's friend or foe. It's a small all white crab in a cone shaped shell. Came in on Gulf rock. White shell and legs and seems to stay on the plant-life. any ideas?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What is a good way to rid of diatoms in the sand? I know I can clean the sand out and do a water change but is there something I can get so it doesn't come back? Any snails or crabs that would clean it up so I don't have to buy more sand?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What kind of crab is this??
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Some type of crab is eating white stuff off my halimeda plant? Will the crab bother the Halimeda or is he just cleaning it? What is the white stuff he is eating? The crab ia very little and I'm not sure what type it is. I just got my LR almost a week ago. Thanks
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have been trying to catch a crab using the water bottle trap. All I have caught are hermits, and my orange serpent starfish. When I took the starfish out, he just went limp. I laid him down on the substrate and my peppermint stated to pick at him. So I put him in the sump for now. Any ideas...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    This little guy made it into my tank on a purple and neon green acro, then I didn't see him for about 6 weeks but noticed my birdsnest started rapidly dying/bleaching (which has been flourishing for over a year with nothing changed). I believe he is the cause. Anyone know if he's bad news before...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I bought some new live rock about 2 weeks ago. Completely cured. I have in the last few days noticed this little guy peeking out of a hole in the rock. Same hole every time. Normally comes out between 10 pm and midnight almost every night. All I have ever seen is 4 little legs and some other...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Looking around this morning and found this crab on my elegance it is very small and wondering what it is? <a href="http://s1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/brison7438/?action=view&current=3A03E8EC-6A95-465F-87CF-4C586120995B-11756-000006FCCC0113D1_zps1ab4f3c0.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Well I've had enough of this Gorilla crab. Today when I got home from work, I checked in on my tank only to find the reminiscent of a gorilla crab shell. The little bugger had Molted since last night. I decided that I can't let him get any bigger in my display tank. I haven't seen him yet...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well guys, in just 2 days, I've a few problems thrown in my face. First off, yesterday I noticed my only acro has red bugs on it. What steps should I take to get rid of them? I also just noticed my porcelain crab was dead. It is not a molt. My starfish was eating it, so I took it off and looked...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there folks, I recently just finished cycling my 100 gal tank, but somehow I've been seeing like 3 gorilla crabs dead on my substrate. I read on the forum how to capture them by using the squid in a bottle trap, can anyone tell me how to do it? or is it as simple as it said? put squid in a...
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