Emerald Crabs

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    CMOS

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    My brother's 60 Hex reef has discovered ONE downside: That little bugger is getting big enough that if he can't fit between 2 pieces of live rock, he pushes a bit on them. My brother will sometimes wake up to one of the live rock having been pushed off the pile and finds it on the "bottom of the pile".

    Just an FYI.....


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    CMOS, Jan 25, 2009
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    nudy6969 RUSTYS BROWN DOUGHNUT

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    well, it would constantly nip at my fish, so i threw it in the back.
     
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    Well Im one of the few people that has had problems with them. Mine beat the hell out of my Frogspawn trunk. They ate a lot of it almost to the point that it can break off. They just grab on a nib on it all night...

    Take a look at the Frogspawn

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ninja Spear Bloodsail Admiral

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    Do the Emerald's eat the Big Clams? If not I am gonna get me a clam. If they do then the Crab is going in the little tank.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Emeralds won't eat crabs.
     
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    Clams or crabs?
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    clams are fine to have with them
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I never had an emerald that caused any problems.I'd think a clam would be fine with em.
     
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    Solid.
     
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    dcantucson

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    I have 6 or more of them as well as a clam. I have never seen them show any interest in the calm at all.
     
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    U4BOYZ Got Fish?

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    I've never had a problem with mine...and they're fun to watch!
     
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    Everyone I've ever had has vanished into the rock never to be seen again.
     
    sen5241b, Feb 4, 2010
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    SeattleDarko REEFER

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    I really like mine. I have a HUGE one... and he is to the point i should think about taking him out but its so fun to watch! I have not had any issues with him.

    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW Darko! He's a BIG one. I always enjoyed watching mine. Very captivating. Never had any problems with them. Can't wait to get my new tank up and going and get some more. :bounce:
     
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    Donna the color is a nice green on yours. Mine are sorta a brownish green dirty color. :(
     
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    SeattleDarko REEFER

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    I have the fugly ones too... that one has got better color with every molt.
     
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    When I purchased mine they were that green then they turn brownish
     
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    How do these crabs act with other cuc members such as shrimp, snails, and hermet crabs?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Emerald crabs are totally peaceful towards other inverts.
     
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    Navarchus Almost smarter than a pig

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    Emerald crabs are the one exception to the "crabs are evil" mantra I adhere to. Mine disappear into the rocks and only show their culte little green faces from time to time. no bubble algea in my tank now :)
     
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