My Emerald crabs suck....

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    These little guys love the bubble algae,but haven't touched the hair algae. Do they like to eat it or have they not found it yet ?
    I have a bit growing in my sand, my clean up crew must be lazy or something.
     
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    Once they know a handout is coming they forget ther jobs....
     
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    I've never seen an emerald eat hair algae myself
     
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    Mine ate my hair algae up. Complete in tank lawn mowing service.
     
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    They are sort of hit or miss and have the potential to go rogue and do damage-a few years ago I had one that ripped apart my expensive scoly to get at its gut contents(I had fed the scoly that night) IMO- they are not reef safe and need to be watched!! I no longer keep them, nutrient control is a better algae control method-take care of the root problem
     
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    My problem is minor. I have 2 little patches on LR, I've seen the crabs trim it. Also was picking at macro . Gonna keep a eye on them now after your comment.
     

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