Mystery Crab

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by tonyg, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. tonyg

    tonyg

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    Hi Folks,
    I ordered a cleaning crew online, and got a couple extra hermit crabs with it. The website I ordered it from could not tell me what they are. They seem to be quite aggressive. They constantly fight with one another and have already killed 2 cerith snails and jacked their shells despite extra shells being available. I have no coral yet, but am wondering if these guys are reef safe.

    Thanks!

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    Hermit crabs, and a lot of other crabs, are snail killers. Its just what they do and why a few of us dont like to keep them in our tanks. They are a good part of your CUC but you have to weigh the pro's and the con's For me murdering my snails isnt worth it. Plus they scare me.
    Marines_Wife, Dec 11, 2011
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    +1 marines wife.
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    I've been considering taking crabs out, but they are fun to watch.
    tonyg, Dec 12, 2011
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    I took all the crabs out of my tank. I hate the little bastards.
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