My Emerald Crab

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    See him?

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    Here he is

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    As you can see I have a fair amount of bubble algae in this particular tank, so I bought this little fellow in the hope that he will devour the stuff, after being in the tank for only 2 days I was happy to see him eating some of the bubble algae :thumbup: He's my new bestest friend, although with the amount of 'food' he has available to him I think I may need to buy him some brothers and sisters to help out. :p
     
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    Nice!

    Wish i could find these okes in jhb! always been on the lookout.

    my Q is, what do they eat when they run out of Valonia?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    I've also seen him eating a few strands of chaeto, so I would assume they eat various different types of macro and micro algae.
     
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    Awesome little guy! Doesn't look like he'll ever run out of food:biggrin:.
     
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    That sounds cool, hopefully they wont start taking out fish and stick to the algaes :thumbup:
     
  7. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yup, and that's the clean side of the tank he's on. :blush:
     
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    Eish, hair algae in PMB, bubble algae in the UK.... scared to think of what's next :p
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Variety is the spice of life Uncle Tobey. :D
     
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    Nice little crab pity he dont poop emeralds hey.
     
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    As you can see I have a fair amount of bubble algae in this particular tank, so I bought this little fellow in the hope that he will devour the stuff, after being in the tank for only 2 days I was happy to see him eating some of the bubble algae :thumbup: He's my new bestest friend, although with the amount of 'food' he has available to him I think I may need to buy him some brothers and sisters to help out. :p[/QUOTE]

    But dean isnt this your trademark :lol:
     
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    eish viper you havent lost your green fingers I see!

    lovely little addition to your tank though, very pretty:)
     
  13. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hey! Unlike the rest of you, I feed my herbivores :tt2:
     
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    good comeback :)
     
  15. crispin

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    u have better grazing for your herbivors than my sheep get!

    just add a gold background and uve got the green and gold perfect:)
     
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    Here's what they eat!


     
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    LOL! I have a sea slug, and my tank has no algae, so I give him peices if Nori tied to a rock every evening when the lights go out (otherwise my Naso would go crazy!), he loves it, see him munching it almost every night.
     
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