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Strawberry Crab


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  1. Strawberry Crab Strawberry Crab

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    Type: Crab
    Scientific Name: Liomera sp.
    Other Names: Red Boxing Crab
    Color: Red
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    Care Level: Easy
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    The Strawberry Crab, also known as the Red Boxing Crab, originates from the pristine waters of Hawaii. They are bright pink with many small white spots. Their front claws, which they use to feed, are blunt and flat on the inside of the hinge. This design makes it very easy for the crab to pick algae from the rocks.

    Strawberry Crabs thrive in invertebrate-friendly saltwater aquariums with live rock. They are peaceful, personable, and will generally get along with other invertebrates or fish. Plus, as omnivores, they not only control unwanted algae growth, but will also feed upon uneaten food. (liveaquaria.com)
    Last edited by BeakerBob; 11-30-2011 at 08:50 PM.
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    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Strawberry Crab



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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    I think I have one of these...got a pic?

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Definetily need a pic!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    BeakerBob - Reefkeeper
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    Picture has been uploaded!
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    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Strawberry Crab

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Thanks Bob.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    I know I have one too. Was assured it would be "out and about" when I bought it, but it spends its entire life in my rock work. Every once in a while, I'll spot a claw sticking out but that's about it.
    I upgraded tanks nine months back, and still never saw it. Last spotted when I set a trap to remove some nuisance sally crabs last summer. Still like the idea that it's in there, but I'd love the opportunity to take a pic like that. Beautiful invert!

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    I sort of like the inverts that you only see once in awhile...even in a biocube, I only see my strawberry crab about once every two months. I think it makes a small tank more "special" when there are things that you don't see all the time.

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