crab, for sale in LFS, ideas?

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  1. crispin

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    Id on this fella? I was told he love eating snails and is used to keep populations of unwanted snails in check, but i have no idea about him. Funky eyes though :)

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    Something from an bad Alien movie......

    Id be scared he busts those bubbles :p
     
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    Cool. Looks like Percon gibbesi, sally light foot crab... like a lot of reef crabs, they likely eat mostly debris and algae while they're little. Once they get big, they could go after inverts (and maybe even fish).
     
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    Had a look in my book..Sarah is right also known as Urchin crab...according to my info
     
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    i'll mail the LFS and see what they have it under.

    id have it under my tank,

    in a sump thanks very much! :)
     
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    let us know crispin...never seen one in SA ...threfore the running to the book thing :)
     
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    Frans - next time you go to KZN - have a look on the rocks.... they are FULL OF THEM! ;)
     
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    I still take "The Book" when i go to the coast !:p...gauteng doesnt even have a decent aquarium....BUT we have TAXIs & Lots :lol:
     
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    i dont know so much about that, i can think of some great aquariums of masa members from gauteng:p
     
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    awsome little addition to have i got one on the transkei coast and kept it in my 4ft for a few years, it grazes on algae and as sihaya says is a sally lightfoot. it never interfered with mu fish and i had mandarin and anthias in there.

    the green on the crab seems to flash reminding of a strobe light :lol: and almost gives the impression that the crab is experienceing bursts of energy...
     
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    I'm with Sara. A Sally lightfoot crab. They get about 10cm across with juveniles being herbiverous and the adults predatory. They aren't reef safe and can be destructive
     
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    cool crab, never seen them in SA
     

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