View Full Version : help ID this crab!!!!

02-21-2007, 11:57 AM
he is a hickhicker these are the best pics out of 30 of them

is he reef safe ???

what is he ??????

02-21-2007, 12:05 PM
Well it looks like an emerald crab to me.

P.S. I'm moveing this to the "What's This?" forum.

02-21-2007, 12:20 PM
NO NO NO that is not an emerald crab. that is a gorilla crab. they are not reef safe. they are nastly little buggars that will get anything they can get their nasty little claws in. put him in the sump.

02-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Are the tips of the claws dark? From the pic, it does look like a gorilla crab. Like Greg said, banishment to the sump is in order.

02-21-2007, 09:13 PM
Is he Hairy? Gorilla crabs are hairy. We had like 6 of em we are down to one but that lil sucka is illusive! LFS's won't take em either.... we tried! LOL

Look in Nev's files maybe he's got a pic of one?

02-21-2007, 09:51 PM
I went to Tampa Bay Saltwater and found a pic of the gorilla crabs in our tank. Is this what yours looks like too?

02-21-2007, 09:54 PM
Emeralds also have some hair so here is a pic for comparison. Pic from www.saltwaterfish.com (http://www.saltwaterfish.com)

02-22-2007, 01:35 AM
thanks guys ... hes a gorila crab... only this on is young smaller than a dime looks mor like the pic (auntkaren).....posted he is in sump and the rock i found him in aint in the refuge it had way too many hiding spots in it for him

do thay some times hid in the sand if thay cant find i place to hide???

02-22-2007, 01:38 AM
Glad you got it ID'd bud sorry to point ya wrong.

02-22-2007, 12:30 PM
the black tip on the claws is the easiest way for me to tell and the claws are bigger around then emeralds

02-23-2007, 02:02 AM
no harm done jojo he is in the refuge still cant find him ..mmmmm hope he is still in there but when i refind him he going to visit the titde bowl man...lol

02-23-2007, 02:10 AM
makeing a sacrifice to the porcalin throne huh????

02-26-2007, 09:17 PM
Glad you found out what you had. We still have at least one but I think my hubby enjoys the "hunt" as much as he does getting those critters! The last one he killed he didn't even get out of the tank because the serpent star grabbed it off the spear and ate it whole......ouch!

02-26-2007, 10:57 PM
got to love when their hungry like that make life so much simplier

02-27-2007, 01:52 AM
sounds like the serpent didnt like the crab neither ...lol