Urgent help needed white scary hairy crab

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  1. reefer1

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    Hi all. I discovered a new very scary looking hairy crab amongst my rock tonight. reminded me of a spider more than a crab tbh http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/images/smilies/eek.gif! It was brownish with a green tint and its whole body is covered with hair. should i panic? I have lost a fish and a cleaner shrimp over the last few weeks - can this be the culprit? What is the best way to catch it? Thanx in advance for your advice!
     
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    Could certainly be the bugger causing the missing items, would not be the first time.

    What live rock do you have in the tank.
     
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    How big is it?
     
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    Its still small - i guess about 3cm across. At least i found it's lair! I can see it inside a hole in one of the rocks this am. I am not sure where the rock originates from - also, i have added more over time, so not from the same original place i guess. Thanx guys.
     
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    I had a hitchhiker with my LR a couple years back - the little ass started chomping up my fish to a point where i was forced to skewer it with a chinese chopstick.

    I felt so bad afterwards though. :(
     

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