Id Crab please

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  1. Clowning

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    Hey I found this crab as a hitchhiker. Can anyone ID it please safe or not?

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    Ugly?
     
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    Not safe, definitely not safe!
    Sump it... They almost always do a good job of cleaning your sumps!
     
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    buddy that I got the rock from said it was bought as an emerald crab and doing research on google its said to be molting
     
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    Sump it.
     
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    He said he seen it eating algae in his tank now I'm lost
     
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    Get a better pic of the pincers, will be able to tell then, sure looks like a baby emerald.
     
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    That's nt the real pic, its got a medium - dark blue body with browninh grey legs .... I have it in my tank 6-7mnths, bort @ emperor aquariums,was with emerald and porcelain crabs, thort it looked unusual so took it, it eats algae hairs of rocks and completely harmless to my reef and fish .......... @Clowning bort a rbta from me which was attached to a rock and my crab climbed into the rock and jumped out in his tank ......
     
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    Not too sure about emerald crab...
    The leks look like that of an emerald crab, but the sharp points beside the eyes & the small rough claws look a bit suspicious. Emerald crabs have large smooth claws with flat rounded pinchers
     
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    I didn say it was an emerald, I said it was in 1 tank with emeralds and porcelains .... Invert holding tanks when I purchased and was charged emeralds price.... I never bothered I'd'ing it as it never harmed my reef or fish
     
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    I wasnt refering to what you said, @Clowning said the guy he got it from called its emerald crab...
     
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    I am the guy he got it from :lol: and I honestly did not say 2 him its an emerald .... It does have emerald traits when it comes to cleaning,it also came from same holding tank and I paid same price....but didn nt I'd it as an emerald,they are clearly green:blush:
     
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    Lol, ok, sorry, i missed that part.:lol:
    Will see if i can find an id in my books.
     
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    Ive asked at that lfs for emerald crabs a million times and billy tells me every time he cannot get. So I doubt they ever had any else id have known. They had porcelain crabs and some crab that came out the lr once in the same tank.
     
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