Crabs

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    I found a crab in my tank that must of hitchhiked on the piece of rock I bought a few weeks ago. I took it out and put in QT tank because I found it on my coral and now it seems to be dying. Do crabs kill corals? Also does anyone know of a good web site that has pics of crabs? I've been searching the web but no luck so far. I'll post a pic tomarrow if it's still alive.
     
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    When I first saw it I thought it was a spider. It's lite brown color it's claws are curved. No other color on it. I'll have to take a pic if it's still alive. I was kind of ruff on trying to get it off my coral.
     
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    What kind of coral was it on?

    I have two in mine,one that looks like a jumping spider-bad,bad,bad.They eat zoos.

    The other an acro crab.Reef safe.
    You did mention curved claws,those usually are reef safe.
     
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    Went down and looked at it again. It's light brown, looks, hairy,looks like it has stripes on it's legs, diamond shape back, kind of oval longated claws, one looks a little larger then the other. He gives be the creeps. He was on my trumpet coral and one of the stalks has bleached and is dying.
     
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    It doesn't ring any bells.It does somewhat sound like a Sally Lightfoot.
    It doesn't sound like a crab that eats corals,maybe fish but not corals.It wouldn't make a coral bleach,thats for sure.I would keep in QT to be on the safe side and if you can,get a pic.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    hehe right behind you. hehe
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    doesnt ring any bells here. try your best to get a picture up
     
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    yeah bobby you hooked us up with that one a long time ago. immediate bookmark for me. its a good one
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    when in doubt, kill it. that is my motto

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    I like Docs way of thinking.
    Got any crab boil?
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    Yup. Kill 'em all.

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    damn crabs i have one in my tank that is white with black tip pinchers, doesn't hurt corals just steals shells, i think its called a rock crab, but i can't catch it for crap.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    kill it. grab a thick mixture of seasalt and RO water, chase it down and shoot your load all over it. You will kill it and feel a great sense of relief!

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Eeeew. Sounds dirty.
     
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    its like when i found the cone snail in my 180 at night.... didnt know if it was a worm, snail, or the ever so deadly fish eating species that will almost for sure kill you if you get harpooned. didnt matter i didnt wait to find out, i ripped that S.O.B. out as fast as i could and killed it
     
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    Here's a pic.

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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    something that size, if I didn't buy it, takes a ride down the porcelain waterslide

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    that looks pretty damn big! is that on a 5g bucket!
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    eh, a hammer will still do the trick

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