Crab ID please! Hitchhiker

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by ReeferSteve, 21 Apr 2012.

  1. ReeferSteve

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    Howzit guys,

    So I'm setting up a little Nano and found this guy the other night sitting inbetween the rocks; I also heard some clicking sounds, and when I moved stuff around saw a bluey shrimp like tail 'swim' away.
    I checked the rocks out after I pulled out this little crab and couldn't find the mantis/pistol and haven't heard any clicks since, although I it might have been my imagination! :p

    So here's a pic of this little crab:
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    I didn't have the heart to kill the little guy, so put him back but as its a nano, ie very little LR, wouldn't be too much of a problem getting him out if things start going wrong!

    So basically, Bad or good?
    I have a suspicion he might be a bad little guy judging by the pincers but really no crab expert.

    Thanks alot for the help!
    Steve
     
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    BAD - KILL .. or sump... Don't know the name though...
     
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    looks like a xanthid...................
     
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    Thanks so much for the help guys!

    Ya I'm thinking chlorodiella, closer than anything I've found so far!

    I'll watch it though, and see how good the behavior is long term anyways though, just to be safe! :p

    And thank **** nothing like that monster in Chika's tank! :biggrin:

    Thanks!
    Steve
     
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    That monster in Chika's Tank was also a baby at one stage...:whistling:..same colour, same stripes...:005:
     
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    Haha thanks Belinda, very reassuring! :p

    Although, on that note I awoke this morning to find my two little snails on their backs in the sand next to a piece of LR looking rather 'distressed' so perhaps its the little crab, my 2 hermits (dwarf yellow tip) or the unknown thing with really long antennae, see through skeleton and moves around super fast, so fast infact I haven't actually seen it other than a shrimp like tail? Anyways, when I see him I'll let you guys know what he looks like :p
     
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    Sounds lime a Mantis to me. You don't have to worry about the crab anymore :biggrin:
     
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    ITS A PISTOL! :D
    Saw it this evening when I was poking around the tank with the tongs, came out and tried to 'shoot' me :p
    Dark blue claw, quite a pretty little bugger but think he's hungry. Might give him a snack later :)
    So happy its a pistol and not a mantis :p
     
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    Unfair, been trying to get a pistol forever!
     
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    .... :tt2:
    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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