Lobster...

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by saaid, 17 Jul 2011.

  1. saaid

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    hi guys,was doing a little clean up earlier (battling with cyano for 2 weeks now,dosing with NOPOX) and i found 2 critters. 1 being a white crab (about a pea size) with purple pincers and 2 being a or i assume a baby red lobster! i couldnt take a pic,hands were wet but watched them dissapear again. i believe they are a travelers from some LR i bought. there is another crab which i cant ID as he only comes out at night and i view him with a mini mag blue led light. anybody else experience such weird findings?:eek:
     
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  3. Theo

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    Hello and welcome saaid. See if you cant post pictures of it.... Sounds like a interesting find, would like to see it. I had the same experience once. was doing some scaping when I found this navy blue and neon blue lobster like thing on a rock. also came from some LR...
     
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    Normally crabs are not nice to have hitch hikers. OK when small, but can be a problem when big. So if you can, remove them, and sump them. Or give to somebody who wants live food for his eel.
     
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    You probably saw a type of pistol shrimp
     
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    or even a mantis.. I think you should set a trap for the crabs. Place a glass at a 45degree angle and put a piece of fish in it. The crabs will walk in but wont be able to exit
     
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    Good advice above, rather remove these hitchikers before they get too large and start causing all sorts of hassels in the display.
     
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