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  1. Oppies

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    Hi everybody

    I need some help to Identify the following crabs I know the one is a hermit crab but not the other two please ID for me. Thanks[​IMG]

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  3. Bossi

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    Thanks for getting a pic of the hitch hikers! I also have one of the clingie one in top pic and a couple of the ones in the bottom pic. Just haven't been able to get a decent pic of them. So i am tagging along on this one!

    I also have 2 mantis shrimp which came with my live rock which took me a while to catch.
     
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    do you still have these? I know someone looking for one.
     
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    Jip, I don't wanna high jack the thread. PM me.
     
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    The one in the first pic have like some sort of "fans" or "nets" on its front legs that filters for food....... This is the pic.

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    First looks like a anemone crab, but not sure without seeing the whole crab, but the colouring screams predator.

    The last pic looks like a pompom crab
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    The first and the last pic with "fans" is the same crab.
     
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    It doesnt make sense to filter feed and be a predator at the same time? Are they bad in DT to other organisms?
     
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    That's if its a anemone crab, colouring says predator
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    the hermit is a Blue Eyed Hermit, Calcinus Laevimanus
    grow up to 30mm, when smaller at 20mm they are ok, some guys think the big ones are not reef safe with that one bigger claw. My issue with the bigger ones are that they can knock smaller rocks and frags down. But he should be fine. No problem.

    The one with the fans looks like a filter feeder. Like a porcelain crab. Then they are ok, actually a very interesting hitchhiker. If you do not want it, I take him. First dibs...

    Last one, not sure, better pic can help.
     
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    That is if you see him he is interesting! I saw mine the day the live rock came and once after that in 4 months! Why are they so shy?
     
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    Most crabs are nocturnal, amd most are also food :)
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    Heehehhe, I sit nights away with my blue or red torch to try and spot them! All i ever see is lots and lots of pods and worms. I read porcelain crabs are cool in any setup?
     
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    I had a mutant bugger in my tank that I never knew existed till I found his remains. I never had any losses from the guy. Here's a pic. The second one is definately a filter feeder[​IMG]
     
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