Please id this crab

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by 3dd, 26 Jul 2013.

  1. 3dd

    3dd

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    Hi

    I found this one in my tank a while ago, and he's been spending his time now in another tank. The thing is I saw another one of these in the display tank I just couldn't catch it. Should I be worried about it and try and catch it, or are they ok.

    I've been searching the web and it seems like it might be a gorilla crab.

    Thanks for the help guys

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    Toss it. Hairy crabs are pretty much always bad news.
     
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    That looks like a black emerald crab! (Ive had one for 3 years now, & he only eats algae!)
    What size is this fella?
     
  5. 3dd

    3dd Thread Starter

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    Thanks, that's what I thought too. Now too devise a scheme too catch it partner in crime, which the last time I saw it was deep inside a cave where I can't pull the rocks out too catch him.

    Will probably try a glass with piece of fish inside.
     
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    His body is arounf the size of a R2 coin, this one I caught when I fed the tank frozen food, he was feeding on the food, so I plucked the rock out he was under and caught him.

    His friend was also feeding, but not on algea though, he was feeding when I gave the tank lobster eggs.
     
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