Urgent help needed Crab came on LR from LFS, should I keep it?

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  1. blackknight08

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    I bought LR on Sat 12th. When I popped it into my NANO tank there was a crab attached (Possibly a hairy gorilla crab). His slightly bigger than a R5 coin.

    My tank is nearing 4 weeks old got some algae growing already. Should I keep it? or will it outgrow the tank? or die cause its a new tank? I have been putting some frozen shrimp in for food.

    If this is a bad idea, if anybody wants him and has a big enough mature tank please let me know if you would to collect (Northgate area, JHB)?
     
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    got a pick, keen on it pending type of crabby :)
     
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    Something like this. His hard to see he hides at the back under things and only comes out at night.
     
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    We had a teddy bear crab hitchhiker quite some time back, will more than likely start finding fish at night if it gets hungry if you dont put in another tank/sump or give it away etc.
     
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    Did it look like this?
     
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    Thanks. I dont have anything in my tank. Just aiptasia :) Im just worried the tanks too new and too small.
     
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    LOL no, more close to the picture I posted
     
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