No3 ID hitch hiker crab pls (Hell Boy)

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  1. 2balive

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    My very smart hitch hiker crab is getting very tame, even posed for a photo last week.

    He is locally know as Hell Boy (for obvios reasons).

    I always assume crabs are bad, but this one has been in my tank since the start and even with a lot of small gobies I have had no losses (that I can contribute to him).

    Any idea on ID?

    Assume he has to go (not been very successful at catching him).

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    Catch him using glass method . most crabs become predators when getting larger and his pinchers show he is not an algae eater.
     
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    WOW...spot me if you can...:p...I must be going blind...:lol:..does he look like this...?
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    Then I think it's a Hairy Crab...:blush:
    Their are many types of hairy crabs...
    In general, most are bad and opportunistic feeders (other than mithrax which have a smooth body, hairy legs, and "scoop" shaped claws)....

    Can't see from you'r Picture if the body is smooth or not...
     
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    I have tried everything, a tall glass, a thin glass, spice holders, even a fancy imported trap, to no avail.

    Al types of food, dosed in garlic, vitamines, even a piece of salted anchovy (I like it, thought I would try).

    Next step may have to be physical force.
     
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    It is above the reflection of the light, to the left of the frogspawn.

    He is smooth body, hairy legs (I think), stripped legs. Pinchers looks weird, kind of swollen, with very short gripping parts.

    Definitely not like the one in your pic.
     
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    its that small black one
     
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    oh WOW..someone please edit picture and put a circle around the crab...:lol:

    How about this Link...
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    Still need to figure out how to do that.:blush:
     
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    Good crab?

    Hi

    Yes, definitely close, think it is a Chlorodiella crispipleopa.

    Say they eat algae and misis shrimp, can it be true, a good crab?
     
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    I honestly wouldn't know how to reply..if it was 100% identified, I would say..yes...but wow...can you sump him for a while till you can confirm...? I'm leaning towards it being a good guy, but I've never had a Crab so you really need to most likely wait for a second opinion from someone who's actually had a Crab that looks like that...:p
     
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    All theoretical at the moment, I have not been able to catch him in the four months I have had my tank.

    Also don't have a sump, so he will have to go to a crab loving family somewhere.:whistling:
     
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    I'm still looking for him :blush:... I second belindamotion's suggestion:thumbup:
     
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