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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

help ID this crab!!!!


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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default help ID this crab!!!!

    he is a hickhicker these are the best pics out of 30 of them

    is he reef safe ???

    what is he ??????
    :: hummer :nemo

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    Well it looks like an emerald crab to me.

    P.S. I'm moveing this to the "What's This?" forum.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    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.
    fulltankshot 1 - help ID this crab!!!!

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    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.


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    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?
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    Default Is this your crab?

    I went to Tampa Bay Saltwater and found a pic of the gorilla crabs in our tank. Is this what yours looks like too?
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    Emeralds also have some hair so here is a pic for comparison. Pic from www.saltwaterfish.com
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    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???
    :: hummer :nemo

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    Glad you got it ID'd bud sorry to point ya wrong.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    graphixx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    the black tip on the claws is the easiest way for me to tell and the claws are bigger around then emeralds
    fulltankshot 1 - help ID this crab!!!!

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