Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by d2mini, Jan 22, 2009.
Any downsides to having these in a reef tank?
i havent seen any
i have two of them with plans on adding three more and have never had any problems with them
I never had problems with mine.
Only downside I see is that I don't see mine very often. They like to hide most of the time. However, they are great at getting rid of algae and many will eat bubble algae. I may even add another one down the road.
I have 4 of them in my 55 gal. Dont get to see them much,have had no problem with them.
I think they are safe.
They are reef safe...they may nip at a fish if it gets to close, but thats just them on the defense...
Very very few people have claimed that they have caught and eat fish. And by very few I mean one, Hibye
No downside, in my opinion. I will always have a few in my tank.
I have one and he's always picking at the rock. Cool to watch.
I got two today! Yay!
Was only gonna get one until i saw how small they are in person.
Two is a good number for your tank. Hopefully they get to work!
Nice addition. They do stay fairly small and *normally* do not bother anything. They are very interesting to watch when they come out. Mine usually waits until lights out or just actinics to show it's face.
nice shots dennis
for some reason mine died instantly and I never saw it again.
how did you acclimate it
Are you sure it died? I rarely see mine and wondered at first if it had died. It just suddenly appeared one day. Then it was gone again. I see it every two or three weeks, happy and picking at rocks.
i have had bad luck keeping emerald crabs alive, recently i added 2 to my 75 gallon and its been a month now and there still alive so gettin lucky this time.
I haven't had any problems with mine yet all he does is stroll around and pick every piece of algae he can...mine has a broken claw he has like 1 full one and 1 that is only 1 stem? or whatever, will this grow back? I think it probably broke when the guy at the lfs was netting him out.
it will grow back when he molts
Thats what I figured...
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