Green Emerald Crabs - Wiki Entry

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  1. dallasg

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    Name:
    Green Emerald Crabs

    Scientific name
    Mithrax Sculptus

    Origin
    Reefs of the Caribbean

    General characteristics
    Distinct, flat shiny green body and hairy legs easily identify the Emerald Mithrax Crab.

    Aquarium size
    They say 1 per 25gallons

    Compatability with other fish
    Safe

    Reefsafe
    Safe

    Diet
    They have dull tipped claws that they use to pick various types of algae from the rockwork. They are one of the few inverts that will eat nuisance bubble algae which makes them very popular among reef keepers.
    It will also feed on uneaten meaty foods and many of the types of nuisance algae found in reef aquariums.

    Special care
    The Emerald Mithrax Crab is nocturnal and hide in caves and amongst rock and coral during the day.
    In the home aquarium, it requires a well-established aquarium with plenty of rockwork and hiding places.
    Care needs to be taken to ensure an ample supply of food is available for the Emerald Mithrax Crab.
    Many supplement their diet with dried seaweed and chopped meaty foods, such as shrimp, and/or a quality pellet fish food.
    Like other invertebrates, the Emerald Mithrax does not tolerate copper-based medications or fluctuating water parameters
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    Nice but where the pics :whistling:
     
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    Great article, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    there was a conversation about a wiki of some sort, i think i moaned alot and decided to start adding, my second entry, i dare the others :) HAHAHA
     
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