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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) )

I know it's a crab but what kind?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Default I know it's a crab but what kind?

    Well that little crab that came along with my last frag pack and found it's way into my tank, the one I thought was dead, NOT! Anyone tell me what kind it is?

    Update: I've observed this little guy eating the purple stuff on that rock. His claws are white tipped and he has red eyes. I've looked at pic's of a Gorilla Crab and the body looks similar but his claws are not black. Do they turn black as they get older.
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    Doesn't matter, general rule is if they are hairy, or claws are tipped in a different color they are probably bad. I have no idea what he is, but if you get the chance to catch him and separate him until ID, I WOULD!!!
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Well that little crab that came along with my last frag pack and found it's way into my tank, the one I thought was dead, NOT! Anyone tell me what kind it is?

    Update: I've observed this little guy eating the purple stuff on that rock. His claws are white tipped and he has red eyes. I've looked at pic's of a Gorilla Crab and the body looks similar but his claws are not black. Do they turn black as they get older.

    Xanthid crab!!! Not reef safe!
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    graphixx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    gorilla crab.....TO THA SUMP!!!
    fulltankshot 1 - I know it's a crab but what kind?

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