Crab ID please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by nudibranch, 24 Feb 2014.

  1. nudibranch

    nudibranch

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    Hi All

    Something caught my eye on Saturday night when watching the tank and I saw this crab. It is about 2 cm wide and a grey /black/brown type of colour. I tried my best to get an image of him but here it is.

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    Do I need to catch it and sump it? What is the best way to catch it, I was told to try use a glass with food at the bottom, any other ideas?


    Thanks
    Paul

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  3. Cabrinha

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    Yes, a piece of hake in a glass works well, do it at night close where you have last seen the crab, place the glass so the edge is nice and close to the rock so the crab can climb in easily.
     
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    a better image of the crab I saw again last night
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    battling to catch it

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    I've always used the glass with prawn idea.

    I would get rid as may start eating them corals slowly.
     
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