ID this 'spider' or 'crab' pls.

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  1. neo

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    hello,
    i have a hitch hiker that is very shy, very fast.
    Saw it twice in 3 weeks and again tonight, it hides as soon as it detects light or movement.
    I managed some pics but very blurry,
    if you could try and id it, maybe.
    it kinda resemble a spider but hairy, might me some crab but i dont see any claws.
    the red in pictures indicate the actual hiker, the green the eyes
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  3. mandarinman

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    crab, catch it with a glass with a shrimp or nori tide to or wrapped around pebble in it (glass leant up against the rock it hides in at about a sixty deg angle.) when crab goes in after food it cannot get out. do the setting up just before lights out and give it an hour or two and you will catch your visitor.
     
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    very bad pic, but would take a guess and say its a crab, do what Mandarinman said to catch it.
     
  5. neo

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    what do i do with it?
    did this before, didnt work, will try again
     
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    had to manual focus with a point-n-shoot sony in almost dark cause the 'crab' hides when lights are on, had to sit and watch the tank for about 30min for it to crawl out of its hiding place.
     
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    jussus, you okes can see a crab?

    ek raak oud, ek sien net bruin, bruin, bruin, groen,ROOI, groen, bruin
     
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    LOL Marc! That makes 2 of us! ;)
     
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    I can see nothing. Even tried zooming in. Really need that eye test I think...
     
  10. neo

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    ja, ok, I get it, crap pics of a crab, but i now have an idea what it is.
    photos got a lot worse after i crop them to isolate the 'crab', must check the settings...
     
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    LOL Neo - how about that "new camera" for your birthday, hey! ;) LOL!
     
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    if it has lotsa legs, is furry and comes out at night it is what is called a gorilla crab or jacob zuma going passionate with his wives. if you havent let jacob into your house its a crab!
     
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    Could be a hairy crab

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    :yeahdude:yes please
     
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    :thumbup:Marius, that's it, OK, how bad is this dude ?
     
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    I have had a crab like this in my previous tank...

    He was a menance killing 4 of my Nassarius Snails and a few hermits....

    Not to sure what he will do to coral

    Brandon
     
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    Come on guys. Are my eyes that stuffed.Alright I can see it is a crab but to identify it, no way all I see is a blob with legs...
     
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    Sorry just saw the pic of the crab above that was confirmed. Look at thread about catching crabs by brentv. It works.
     
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    as the current owner, and spending some time trying to get a pic, i can confirm that the id is correct, i googled both 'hairy' and 'teddy bear' crab pictures and it is defnatly it, so now to catch it.
     
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    thx everyone.:thumbup:
     
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