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    I got a Tridacna squamosa and noticed that my emerald crab seems to be picking at it. Should I try to get the crab out of the same tank as the clam????????????

    Today it bothered it enough that it retracted it's mantle then closed up for a little bit......


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    demonclownfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    if it is constantly doing it then yes remove the crab. but it may have just been exploring it since it is new. as soon as i put my derasa in my tank my hermits were all over it checkin it out and then left it alone after an hour

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    Mike - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    If it keeps messing with it I agree with DCF and say remove it!
    --Lifetime member of the "No Mud Club".:

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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    If the crab is picking at the mantle then its gotta go. If it just picking at algae on the shell mine do it all the time thats ok its their job. My emeralds have never hurt my clams and I have a huge emerald, body is well over an inch across from leg tip to leg tip hes gotta be 4 inches. He walks around picking at the rocks and in between the skuttles on the clam shell. But as I said before if you see him go after the mantle either the clam is in bad shape or he is a bad crabby.

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