Crab ID

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  1. Mohummud

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    Hi
    This little crab seems to have been a hitchhiker from a piece of LiveRock that I got. My tank has been cycling for 1.5 weeks.
    Can someone please help ID - is this little guy good \ bad ?
    Thanks

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  3. mytank

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    Hmmm try catch it so we can get a better picture...
     
  4. LouiseS

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    Put a piece of fresh hake (small piece) in the bottom of a drinking glass and lean it up against the rock just before you turn the lights off. Wait about 30 minutes and you will have caught a crab! They go in to eat and then can't climb out as they can't grip on the glass. Works like a charm!!
     
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    It looks like a gorilla crab they get nasty:devil2:, but agree with what LouiseS says.:thumbup:
     
  6. Mohummud

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    Managed to catch the crab - here are 2 pics. Response on what type of crab this is would be appreciated

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  7. gMAN

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    Looks like a gorilla crab, if you have a sump you can let it live there...
     
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    agreed, looks like a gorrilla crab to me as well, ive always thought these fellows were so cute, pity they mess up things in a DT so much, but are quite fine in a sump:)
     
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    did you use the glass method? Works every time :thumbup:
     
  10. Mohummud

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    Yes, Thanks LouiseS- I did use the glass method.

    I dont have a sump :(
     
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