Spider Decorator Crab

Species information for the Spider Decorator Crab, in the Crabs category.

  1. Scientific name - Camposcia retusa

    Family – Majidae

    Common name – Decorator, Camposcia Decorator Crab

    Max Size – 4 in (10 cm)

    Range: Indo-Pacific

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Semi-aggressive

    Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge food from the aquarium but should also be fed meaty foods

    Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – With Caution

    Captive care – The crab decorates its self with inverts, corals, shells and other things it finds in the aquarium as a from of camouflage. This can harm small corals, but in a large reef system this will spread the corals. It hunts at night, and as an opportunistic hunter it might eat small fish. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them
     

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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