ID this crab please

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  1. Moolis Moolman

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    Hi guys

    I ordered anemone crabs and got these?


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    Looks like a type of porcelain crab ( Petrolisthes spp. (possibly P. galathinus)).
     
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    I've had a bit of a google and it looks like it could possibly be a type of Porcelain crab, one of the Petrolisthes species. Not sure though.
     
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    lol, 459b beat me to it by milliseconds. :p
     
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    sally lightfoot derivitive, looks predatory
     
  7. Moolis Moolman

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    I love ordering strange or new stock and normally I am able to ID them directly out of the box, but these ............. well lets just say, more homework need to be done before I sell them :lol:

    Yes it act and look a lot like a porcelain crab, even feeding via those cute nets :) but I love to know more before we sell them, if I do not keep them for myself.:whistling:

    Moolis
     
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    :lol::lol:...I love the fact that the Shops also ask for ID..;)..for a minute there, I thought all LFS walk on water..:P:tt2:
     
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    Looks like you should actually feed it nennies LOL:p
     
  10. Moolis Moolman

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    I love this hobby because every day I learn something new and exciting!!:thumbup:

    Ordering new species just add to the excitement, but after 8 full years landing marines every week, with only the break during the fire, it become difficult to get a species not readily identifiable:(

    So asking this is as exciting for me as it should be for you.

    This crab is introduced into a anemone aquarium and another to a coral tank to see what is going to happen. But I am confident it is a species of Porcelain crab and reef safe.
     
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    Olive green crab and bright purple crab :p
     
  12. Moolis Moolman

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    Is a porcelain crab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just got confirmation that their habitat and behavior is similar. 3 was kept in a nano of 95 liters with some softy's and a sand anemone for 6 months and no damage ;)

    Thanks for all the guys emails and PM trying to help - I do appreciate

    Guess where some of these are going now :whistling:
     
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