urgent local hermit crab id

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    Hi guys caught these local hermit crabs here on the coast in a rock pool that was 27 degrees Celsius the are green with redish eyes!here's pic urgent please!

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    Can you maybe put it on a white plate and take another pic when it emerges?
     
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    Can I put it in my take will it bring in any disease?
     
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    It might be ok GENERALLY speaking.
    It just depends on species if you would really WANT it in your tank. If it is the common yellow tip hermits, they are OK to put in. If it is some predatory species, you might NOT want to add it.
     
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    Hi thet come from here on the coast of george in the western cape where water is generally cold but the water has warmed up here!My tank is warm water so I thought I should first check if it is not cold water!But my hermit crab looks identical to this picture!?

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    I have seen similar ones in other members systems. They appear to be reef safe and stay small.

    If they come from cold water, you can successfully acclimatise them to adjust to the temperature, and they will adjust well to a warmer system. Generally speaking, though, when taking something from cold water, adding it to warmer water, you do shorten its life span. By how much , I can not say. But their metabolism is affected in the long run.

    Depending on the temp difference, it might actually not be worthwhile (for instance, adding a cold water cape urchin to our topical systems... They will survive for a short while, and appear to be happy, but really it is best to leave these for cold water systems)
     
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    I said it came from a large rock pool that was 27 degrees celcuis and our ocean is around 20! I found it to be what looks like a Clibanarius Sp.?Should I add it or not?
     
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    dude i think @Gesiggie has given you info and answers so now its up to you.. or wait till somebody else answers..i think she has answerted you but you keep asking lol
     
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    for some reason it looks little different frm the yellow tips..could be wrong... maybe sump it until you 100% sure
     
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    So should I put them in my sump?
     
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    Indeed @Fuzzy.... It is now up to @Mrclownynennie.

    Personally I would not add it. But as @Fuzzy suggested, you could wait for someone else to respond.
     
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    yes put in sump until you know their proper story...or you could release them..up to you.. i dunno what your beliefs or rules are about releasing it again after its been in contact with your tank water or tankmates or whatever... if it was me i would sump it for now..
     
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    Rite now it is just walking in water in a small tank with nothing but water and sand no filtrartion or heating nothing
     
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    What can go wrong if I add them/to my sump before DT
     
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    If you brought them in contact with your system, and release them back, you might potentially add unfavourable contaminants (bacteria, disease) to the local waters
     
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    @RiaanP should be online again in an hour...
     
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