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We recently bought a piece of live rock and last night a small crab crawled out and we're wondering if it's reef safe. It's small cream colored with brown/black markings on it's back and black tipped pinchers. We are starting a new reef tank and very concerned about if this little critter will destroy/eat any of our newly purchased creatures/coral. I'm attaching the picture, any help will be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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No, we don't have one yet, we only have a 15 gallon tank. It's usually living in a small hole in the rock so we really only see it once the lights turned off and that's if we catch a glimps at it when it's out. It hasn't eaten our snail or hermits YET, but we are afraid that it's predatory. Are all black tipped crabs predatory? Should we just try to get him out? We don't want our new critters getting eaten.
 
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