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  1. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone! My questions, in a nutshell, are: Do Gorilla crabs eat LPS coral polyps, notably Torch coral? If not, what pest crabs do that can also hitchhike on live rock? What is the best way to catch a (Gorilla?) crab? Or is it easier to, say, harpoon it with a sharp instrument? I'm quite...
  2. Gorilla Crab

    Must have hitch hiked in some live rock quite some time ago.
  3. "Soft" corals
    My zoas have been closed for about a week now, they seem to be stressed out for some reason. All tank parameters have been good. Ph 8.2, ammonia 0, nitrates 0, nitrites 0, cal 400 and mag 1200. The dkh did get a little lower than normal, down to about 7-7.3, but has since been returned to 8.5...
  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. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Can I keep a gorilla crab in my planted Refugium ?
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    ok, so we have slowly had things start looking not so happy in the mornings. yesterday morning I saw a crab as it disappeared for the day and I am certain it was not our emerald crab. i made a water bottle trap with mysis shrimp last night and caught nothing. but it did decide to munch on some...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    ok, so we have slowly had things start looking not so happy in the mornings. yesterday morning I saw a crab as it disappeared for the day and I am certain it was not our emerald crab. i made a water bottle trap with mysis shrimp last night and caught nothing. but it did decide to munch on some...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    But my tank has quite a few gorilla crabs. I just found what I hope to be a molt, but fear is the carcass of one of my beloved porcelain crabs. I need to get these suckers out. No problem, I can make a trap. My only problem is that I don't know what to do with it once I've got it. I can't kill...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Got 6 small red hermit crabs today for my new tank and then later I spotted one was being held by a small unkown crab brown/greyish in colour, could have come in my live rock. Is this intruder a threat :help:
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK, some more ID help please. I found these unknown worms and thought they were Bristle Worms. But the consensus from the other thread is they are not not, but probably bad none the less. Possibly Euchnids Sp.?? So any help and removal idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you Joe
  11. Tank Specs
    Alright so I should lay out what we got instead of just harassing people. There's the 75 gallon, about 15g sump. Well, it's not really a sump I guess, just a fuge with a place to put the skimmer. The 75 has about 100 lbs of LR (about...), corner drilled to the under stand fuge. The fuge is...
  12. Tank Specs
    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and didn't see a newcomer's thread so I'll use this to introduce myself and my tank. I'm Barb, and my tank had LR put in on April 21, 2008. It's already loaded with corals. I've found I have no patience whatsoever, but I'm working on that! I live in Ohio, have four...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My new acro included three additional inhabitants; an acro crab, a gorilla crab (banished) and this little guy. Anyone know what this is?
  14. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    My Tank: 55 gallon Tank 75 lbs Live Rock Pro Clear 65 Wet dry (CA 2200 pump) 2 Koralia 2's 2 inch sand bed Some macro algae in the tank (Caulerpa) Temp 80-81 260 watt Power Compact 50/50 Actinic run for 12 hours 10k run for 8 Parameters - (I use test strips) Nitrate - 0 or maybe a little the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last night all 3 of my brittle stars were just fine and ate small peice of shrimp. I did notice that one of the stars had lost part of it's leg. Today when I came home I found the same one with no legs and just his body with a couple of stubs. I thought he was dead, so when I tried to get him...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I got this crab many many years ago from Andy and Danielle's tank. She was going to kill, but I saved him. I have shown a pic of his molt before, but I just took this pic last week when I was tearing down the 30gal that he was in. He is now in a 5 gal. nano tank sitting in my sump for safe...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Any suggestions on purchasing 100-200 lbs of live rock? I used to hand pick pieces when I found nice ones, but I need a lot of rock at once. I really do not want to pay $8-$9 per pound if i can avoid it. Thansk
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Some of you might remember my mad crab hunt a few weeks ago ... and how that crab turned out to be a shell and not really a crab at all. Long story... Well, it WAS a crab and I found it tonight! Totally by accident, but hey... My polyps that I severely pissed off by reaquascaping my tank started...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Found him sitting in a acro I got yesterday from a fellow reefer. Can't find an ID online. He's white colored, a little blue on the claw and red on the tip.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So the hunt continues for the infamous gorilla crab... I set a trap for him again tonight, but if I don't catch him my husband and I were thinking of taking all the live rock out tomorrow and inspecting each piece. We were also going to sift through the sand in case he buried himself. I...
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