Sps Crab or not???

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  1. bollie

    bollie Advanced Aquarist

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    all my colonies has beautifull looking crabs,blue,pink,purple,white etc but my green millepora came with this brown crab,it indeed looked odd as most SPS crabs match hosts colour...untill i notice a white patch and caught this bugger ripping out polyp by polyp and eating it

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    now,without any cruelty intended, do i flush him??? his obviously nt good for my tank,anyone want it :lol: and an id will be appreciated as i will know for nextime

    much thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Their beuatiful blue eyes are just there to seduce you into not flushing them...
    Facultative corralivore... Their appetite for acroporids is ferocious!
     
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    Dude those actually feed on your acros tissue, i would have it removed. Mine had eating a good amount so i put it in sump. From what i know and see the bandit crabs are safe.
     
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    bollie Thread Starter Advanced Aquarist

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    Thanks Ivan ...:lol: .... I thort it was just a regular gorilla with an appetite for sps
     
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    bollie Thread Starter Advanced Aquarist

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    That's exactly what it was doin, yeah I have bandits and purple and pink lol.... My 1 colony of birdsnest has 2 pink crabs and I have fun watching them chase one another in and arnd colony all day :lol: and best is, nothing goes near the sps, they come to surface and stand ready to attack :rofl:
     
  9. LouiseS

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    I'd sump it (0r give it to @Perky pets superstore :biggrin: - thanks again David. You do know I will be checking up on mine regularly don't you??)
     
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    No not an sps crab
     
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    unfortunately......
     
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