Is this the touble maker?

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Mekaeel, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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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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    Function follows form and those pincers are huge in relation to the body.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    so predator.he's over the balcony already.thanks Clinton
     
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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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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hell dude,freight it all the way to cape town.sorry cant afford that
     
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    i was planing Vipers route,but thats a bit extreme.stab the bugger viper style :lol:
     
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    I usually just chuck the buggers into my sump - they still live - BUT, NOT between my corals ;-)
     
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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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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i couldnt place him in my sump as im currently holding fish in my second and return chamber,and frags over my DSB
     
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    :) Understood Mekaeel - overcrowded hey! ;-)
     
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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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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no dude,dont want my baby fish that i caught to be eaten
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    im thinking,if i had to send it back to the petshop,what will they to it?are they gonna sell it,keep it, or throw it away?that we dont know!!
     
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    i highly doubt it.it was big,and im sure this is what was damaging the tissue on the coral
     
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