Acropora Crab

Species information for the Acropora Crab, in the Crabs category.

  1. Scientific name - Trapezia sp.

    Family – Crustacea

    Common name – Trapezia Pocillopora, Acropora, Acro Crab

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge its food from its host coral and does not need to be fed a supplementary diet.

    Supplements - Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This crab requires either an Pocillopora or Acropora coral to live in. It will take care of the coral, cleaning away debris trapped in the branches. It will also defend the coral from predators. This crab comes in many color varieties. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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