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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.
 

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Can't tell 100% from the pic, but I am guessing that it is.
 

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cant even tell from the pic.

If he is smooth shelled and hangin out on the acro I would keep him and just watch the coral. He wont go anywhere so if you start to see any damage remove him.

dIve had quite a few different kinds of acrocrabs.....all of them hae been smooth shelled but differenet colors. I never have seen one quite that color though. Hopefully yuo wil get to keepo him. :)
 

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yeah...acro crabs are the only crabs I keep.......or used to keep anyway.......killed them all this summer and unfortunately its tough to get them if you dont buy wild colonies. Ive seatrched and searched for a place(or person) to buy them but havent had any luck

they clean detritus off of the corals and protect it from things that want to bother it. there is a video floating around on one of these forums where a acro crab is trying to fend off a crown of thorns
 

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Thanks, looks like I'll keep it around. Guess I lucked out with my first real acro. I didn't know there were hosting crabs until last night :).
 

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make sure it doesnet have hairy legs i had a gorilla crab in an acro once.
 

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you can tell if its an acro crap cause it looks like they have a mask across their eyes
Yeah, it kind of does. I never would have thought years ago I'd be happy that I've got crabs :).

While you're here, can you tell me what my wife bought me for my birthday from you? :blob:
 

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Fly, when you recieve a new acro, how do you handle that? Do you dip it? How do you save the acro crabs if you do?
they needs taken out and QT'd. for a couple of weeks along with an acropora



you can tell if its an acro crap cause it looks like they have a mask across their eyes
The mask is just found on the most common variety ......just becasue one doesnt have the mask doenst mean its bad by any means
 
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