Anemone crab INSIDE anemone mouth

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  1. RiaanP

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    Found the anemone or porcelain crab sitting inside the anemone's mouth.

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    Note that one powerhead is now placed to blow directly into the anemone. Trying to convince it to move. It is within a hole in the rock and cannot get a finger under it. The anemone is a bit too big for a Nanocube24
     
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  3. viper357

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    Maybe he was a bit cold? Poor thing, why you trying to get him out?
     
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    Trying to get the anemone out. Anemone needs to go to another tank.
     
  5. VicZA

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    recently got two of these crabs - they are characters !!
     
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    I've got one on my carpet anemone.
    Had 2 but lost one for some add reason I don't why.
    But that's his house and heaven help anyone come to his house.
    Love these little guys
     
  7. FerdiH

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    Where can i find a frag of this anemone?
     
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    They came in beginning last year. There are a few around, but they do take their time to split. At times there could be one in the for sale section, but they go extremely quickly.
     
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    Hi Riaan, and don't i know it. My last option is to get someone who knows someone that have photo's of certain people. Please let me know if come across someone that sells frags or even someone with photo's.
     
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    hi RiaanP,

    have the same anemone crab in mine, mine gets out of the anemone when the lights switch off @ night, it then crawls underneath or on the side of the anemone
     
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    Lol. Those crabs are cute little fellows..

    What do u feed the nennie?
     
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    Small piece of hake, weekly. But some weeks it is not interested so it skip that week.
     
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    Nice one Riaan
     
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    @RiaanP , @VicZA

    Do you guys deliberately feed your anemone crabs? Or do they get all they need to survive from the tank?

    I like target feeding even my cleanup crew at least once a week, to make sure everyone is eating something, seeing as my tank is still new and I generally feed quite light. My anenome crab isn't taking anything I offer him though. He might however just be eating enough already, as I feed Red Sea Energy every other day, as well as frozen meaty stuffs that sometimes have very fine particles that float around. And tons of copepods and amphipods; not sure if he'll eat those. He only "fans" very late at night, long after feeding time. I've had him for a week.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Anemone crabs are filter feeders

    They will eat fine particles in the water. Might like Coral Frenzy or any such extra fine product used to feed corals.

    But I do not target feed him at all.
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to try that, now and again.
     
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    Cool pic here's another one, awesome little creatures these nennie crabs.

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  18. VicZA

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    @ascheff I also do not target feed mine but have seen them feeding themselves quite often. When I feed the tank some lobster eggs they usually climb onto an elevated vantage point and start "swaying their arms" to catch the food.
     
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    Thanks, that might explain why mine decided to make his home on the highest rock in the aquarium, closest to my powerhead.

    They really are cool little characters.
     
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    @ ascheff I just noticed mine was happily filter feeding right now so quickly grabbed the macro lens and took a photo for you ....

    Anenome Crab 01.jpg
     
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    Wow, that is so cool. I've seen mine do that, but only when it is really dark, so I didn't see all the detail.
     
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