Arrow Crab care

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  1. viper357

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    I'm hopefully getting an arrow crab in the next couple of days, does anyone have any tips about their general care or anything I should know about? I know they aren't 100% reefsafe but this guy will be going into my 3ft refugium to try and control my huge bristleworm explosion. Will he get along with my Emerald Crab and will I be ok putting peppermint shrimps in there with him? Thanks.
     
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  3. Ruberto Frazao

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    He is going to munch your peppermint shrimps.. They are known for eating shrimps once they are bigger than the shrimps..
     
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    :( ok, no shrimps then, thank you.
     
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    @STC-1000 had one in his sump of his 2m tank if i remember correctly.
    I do know they scavenge on anything
     
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    I did not know they ate shrimps - I suppose that explains the disappearances of my two cleaners.

    I did not think that that daddy long legs crab would be capable of consuming a shrimp.
     
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    Dean I had one just bigger than the size of my hand and he never tried eating any of my shrimps, sometimes they would tug of war for food but nothing serious. I just fed him some hake to make sure that he behaves, then one day he just died and up till today I still dont know why. Will see if I can dig up a pic, to show his size.
     
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    Thanks guys. Do they need supplemental feeding?
     
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    I had one, real menace
     
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    yes i sumped him after catching him red handed eating my cleaner shrimp,after sumping him,my lobster had him for dinner,not planned but nature took its course:blush:
     
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