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  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Was scanning for nudi's and came acrosse this bugger! not quite a crab, looks more like a star of some sorts, sitting on a zoa polyp, had to pry it's death grip with a needle to get it off. couldn't get a pic but please watch video clip. Do I sump it or flush it?
    @viper357? @crispin @ziyaadb
    This it what seems to be it's top side:
     
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  3. brandonb

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    gaaaaah gives me the chills just looking at it ...:eek:

    not sure what it is ... try googling Pantopoda or pycnogonids and see it you find something similiar maybe

    tagging along to see what the others say...
     
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    glad I could help :biggrin:

    Gaaaaa :eek: .... no thanks not for me, but one of the most interesting things Ive seen hitchhiking ... will keep it in my when I rescape my tank
     
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    These prey on Zoanthids they will destroy them as they suck out their juices , your zoanthids will close up and shrivel away, i lost 2 huge colonies due to them even dips in coral rx only stun them and dont kill them so you need to redip every day and shake the zoas to make sure there are none left on them. Act fast or lose the zoanthids!

    They are zoanthid eating sea spiders! and are a definite pest if you want to keep any zoanthids!
     
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    Yip, a predator on zoa's. Get rid of them

    And check your zoa's. There might be more.
     
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    Holy fark dude. Now i've seen it all. NOT!
     
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    Guys, there is just one thing I wanna know; some of you posted just after 12h00 AM... WTF????

    Dont you guys sleep? LOL
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Guess who got a royal flush this morning,,,?
     
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    Students dont sleep in holidays! :)
     
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    Now you know why i want to setup a QT coral tank
     
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    If your other stock allows for it, then an Arrow Crab is a great addition to your tank. They are superb at taking out these types of critters with great ease and success. They are like a SWAT team in the tank, and amazing to watch them hunt. The poor victim does not even see it coming, then the powerful claws grab it. Anything from spiders, bristle worms, pods etc. that is caught off guard is eaten, but the arrowcrab does not do any harm to your other stock.

    Just my 2c and maybe a good solution.
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    how would it fare against my triggers?
     
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    Yess great idea will be a great addition its gona be something very simple with no fish so the crab will be an awesome addition
    Not very good before it reaches the base it will be a vivid memory:tt2:
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    that's what I thought.....:lol:
     
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    arrow crab eeekkkkkk those things give me the willies
     
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    Yes, I also recon that triggers will have a field day with it... They ill bring it down like the Star Fighters did with the Emperial Bots on Star Wars V...

    One leg down, two legs down and then mandown!!!

    Any other non invertkilling fish would go well with the arrowcrab, and I never had any arrow attack any of my fish.
     
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    The sea spiders can actually climb inside zoanthids and suck them dry from the inside a serious pest if you get alot of them your zoanthids are gone,
    Anyway these things are very hard to kill even with dips.
     
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