Sump It od Dump It

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  1. jagga

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    HI Guys

    trapped this guy in my tank. Should I sump it or dump it ?

    and do they fish ect?

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    For now, sump it!

    Let the crab experts comment.
     
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    Looks like what they were selling at VIP pets in north gate as a emerald crab. The small ones were not furry and the dude said they get furry as they get older.
     
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    I was also thinking emerald crab, but don't know my crabs like some of the other members.
     
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    Seen some big emeralds , but not hairy ??
     
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    Had one like this and was told its a teddy bear crab, sump it
     
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    Dont look lile a teaddy either. Sump it for sure.
     
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    just my 2c ... nothing should ever be dumped...if it cant be sumped then find another home for it.. these awesome creatures didnt ask to be in our tanks.... find a cool rock for it and sump it,its even fun hand feeding your sumped friends a bit of hake or whatever to keep them happy..becomes a real pet :)
     
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    Look at his claws. That is the telltale sign. If the claws end in flat tips that look like finger and thumb touching then he is an omnivore and fine. If the tips are pointy sharp with plier points in claw itself then he is a predator and not cool at all. Either sump or squish
     
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    that looks like an emerald crab to me, place it in the sump with some macro algae and see if he eats it
     
  12. mandarinman

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    Emerald crabs have hairy rear legs. No hair on front pincer arms and no hair on body
     
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    [​IMG] this green fella is what an emerald crab looks like. Ps look at size of claws in relation to body
     
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    Look at the tips of his claws
     
  15. jagga

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    thanks for the replies , agree with you Mandarinman. Don't think it is an Emerald crab. This one is more or less the same size, but the claws is smaller and a different shape. I think that he might be to blame for some mysterious small fish disappearing.
    well sumped him an he didn't eat any chaeto , but the small cleaner shrimp that was with him in the sump disappeared :(
     
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    all these posts and no1 realises its a Gorilla crab... they are common hitchikers on liverock,bad in DT coz the can hunt fish @ night but good for a dsb/fuge section as the eat detritus
     
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    Yeah definitely not an emerald crab. It's a hairy xanthid. Bad.
     
  18. jclaas

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    @weezle is this the same crab in your tank? If so advise us please :).
     
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    Thanks. This emerald crab has brought me much enjoyment
     
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    Rarely should you keep a crab and that one looks good for food only.
    The ocean is entirely about kill or be killed, so you are not being cruel or out of the ordinary by using it for aquarium life food.
    The hairy aspect of it and its nipper design are dead give away, as you have been partly told by mandarinman, these two things make it a simple decision to say by, by’s to its aquarium existence.
    If it was big enough, that species would end your life and if it remains some where it end other aquarium inhabitants lives and will at best only add to the nitrogen cycle for no good reason.
     
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