Wanted Dead Or Alive! Crab ID

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  1. Allen

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    Hi,

    Wound this little dude dead in my tank yesterday morning, knew about him for a long while now but could never get a good shot of him cause he was nocturnal.

    Well know he's for good :angel:, don't know what got the better of him?

    Does anybody know if he was good or bad? never seemed to do any harm.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Looks deadly that fella! Judging by the size of his pincers, he looks dangerous and a fish eater. Do you have any Triggers in tank could have ripped him apart? Also what was his size?
     
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    looks like a Gorilla Crab - Xanthid Species
     
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    def a bad guy, lurker/ambusher, would have killed a few fish.

    the real baddie to watch for are swimming crabs, The hind legs are flattened to assist in swimming and hunting
     
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    My take on anything in the tank that you did't put in there are harmless untill they start being harmfull.:p

    That said, I leave nature to go it's course, untill I get p***** off and intervene... :lol:

    Everthing has a role in the tank, and only once that role becomes a threat to my livestock do remove it. But my arrow crab always wants to steal the food I give to my nennie... must I take him out now? No way... You will always have a species clash in some way or the other, so leave all things. ONLY GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN...
     
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    Innocent until proven guilty...

     
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    Thanks a lot everyone!!

    He is about as big as a R5 coin and I have no triggers.
    He was Damn fast in his time though.
     
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