acro crab?

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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    I found a crab hitch hiker in a pocillapora colony that I purchased today. does this look like a acro crab to ya'll? If so, what are your opinions on it? keep it? sump it? flush it?

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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    here's a pic of the new coral too. once again, my photography sucks. this coral is a brilliant, vibrant pink.
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    Looks just like my acro crab, Sebastian! If you found him living in the coral, then it's most likely an acro crab and is a keeper.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    yeah, he was living in the coral. the pointy pinchers made me think he may be a fish snatcher. does yours have pointy pinchers too, biff?
     
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    I think so... I don't remember!
     
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    good to have. sometimes called porcelain crabs. keeps your coral pest free. I have at least one in each of my sps colnies.
     
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    Yep,its an acro crab.It will protect the coral and keep it clean.
     
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    Yep,keep it.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    it's a done deal then. I took him out of the sump and droped him in the tank.
     
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