Emerald Crabs

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    Any downsides to having these in a reef tank?
     
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    i havent seen any
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    i have two of them with plans on adding three more and have never had any problems with them
     
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    I never had problems with mine.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    They are reef safe...they may nip at a fish if it gets to close, but thats just them on the defense...
     
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    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.
     
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    I have one and he's always picking at the rock. Cool to watch.
     
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    I got two today! Yay!
    Was only gonna get one until i saw how small they are in person.

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    Two is a good number for your tank. Hopefully they get to work!
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    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.
     
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    nice shots dennis
     
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    for some reason mine died instantly and I never saw it again.
     
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    how did you acclimate it
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    it will grow back when he molts
     
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    Thats what I figured...
     
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