Crab ID Please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by WarrenElvis, 24 Nov 2012.

  1. WarrenElvis

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    Hey all, so have been hunting a few crabs for about 2 days now and managed to catch 3 of them, should these go into the sump
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    Yep, both those species are very common locally and both are nasty.
     
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    Thanks @Lord_Blackadder appreciate it. Caught this on cellphone of a crab's midnight snack on a bristle worm, sorry about the pic quality was taken by surprise and he was moving quickly
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    Damn...just what I need to munch on my Bristleworms..:p..bet you he is "NASTY"...:(
     
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    The drawbacks of starting off with LR. Bummer, hope there aren't any more hiding!:(
     
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    So went hunting again last night, this one was stubborn had put glass outside the hole of the live rock every day for a week, eventually just got some ro to flush this one out. On closer inspection i see its covered with eggs. Question do i toss it into the sump, not sure if i want that many crabs in the sump :lol: or maybe start a crab tank, seeing how many of caught


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    I just whack the little buggers with a hammer and use them as fish food. If you've got different species in a sump they'll usually just kill each other anyway. They also eat useful pods, so not something you want if your sump doubles as a refugium. Oh, and they like to get stuck in pumps.

    Hammertime. :eek:
     
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    4 pound or regular @Lord Blackadder ;) Seriously though you reckon this is a no go and hammertime is the best way
     
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    :lol: You had a bad weekend bro?
     
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