Is this the touble maker?

Mekaeel

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howzit guys,i noticed some tissue loss on two of my acros.the tenuis is hit really badly and another acro was showing some tissue loss in certain areas.is this the cause?its the first time ive noticed him in the coral.broke off one of the pincers while trying to catch him out.notice how sharp the pincers are or should i say the pincer is.hes probably the size of a R2 coin
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Looks more like a commensal crab, one which forms a symbiotic relationship with the coral to protect and clean rather than damage.


whatever the case it didn't ask to end up in your tank, have some respect and take it back to the lfs rather than chuck it off a balcony
 

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Sumps are usually a great place for all these critters and they help clean up any uneaten food that gets through.
 
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If you had thrown hard enough, it would've landed back in the sea.... come on mekaeel put a little arm into it next time!!!
 

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