Help to id a crab

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  1. Dorry

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    Tonight did my normal check up before retire for the night. Spot a crab in my tank. The crab is orange legs white stripes. Disappear quick. How can i catch it, not match to go on. hope one can give me info how to catch the crab. any one identify this crab. Orange whith white strips on his legs. can i leave it or must i take him out. Got no pic, dark in the tank. I Try google didnt find one that look similar to.the one i saw. Any idee hy i can get it out the 2 m tank. Appreciate
     
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    It is a no go grab he munch half of my zoas.
     
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    They have crab catcher equipment out now, but a glass jar with some bait should lure it out.
     
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    thanks Hails.
     
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    I found a crab in my tank he came on some zoes that I got in the transkei
    I can't upload a pic but here is some info if you research there is a pic
    If it is one of these guys I would sugest leaving him in there mine ate all
    The bad algae in my tank

    *QUICK STATS

    Care Level: Easy

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Reef Compatible: Yes

    Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

    Max. Size: 3"

    Color Form: Orange, Tan, Yellow

    Diet: Omnivore

    Origin: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Indo-Pacific

    Family: Grapsidae


    What*do*these*Quick*Stats*mean?*Click*here**




    overview

    The Sally Lightfoot Crab is also known as the Nimble Spray, Short, or Urchin Crab. It has a brown body, with orange to yellow rings on the legs. It actually belongs to a family of shore crabs, however, it is less likely than the other genera to go on land. Its carapace is very flat. which allows it to hide in small crevices within rock work.

    It prefers a strong current and will require a large aquarium with large amounts of rock work where it can hide and scavenge for detritus. It will also eat algae. When large, it can become aggressive and catch and eat small invertebrates and fish.

    If insufficient algae is present, its diet may need to be supplemented with dried seaweed. Meaty items should also be offered.
     
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    Hi Weezle, thanks looks like the sally lightfoot just got more white stripes on legs. I keep a close eye on him.
     
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