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goby2004

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I have a arrow crab about 5 inches with legs, that i got about 2 months ago, and has grown like a weed. He is suspect in a number of missing inhabitants... :evil: Animals missing-6 Green Chromis, Clown Goby, Blue Leg Hermit Pieces laying around, and a large sally lightfoot crab. A few days ago, we caught him munching on a blue legs legs... Then, later in the week, saw it eating one of our brand new green chromis, and was gone in less than 10 hrs. :eek: All fish in tank, now stay away, because when they get close, he stabs at them with those long, pointed legs and his conehead top. :cry: Should i put him in the sump with the other evil doers? Or does anyone want an evil, fish shredin crab?
 

Alice

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The Arrowcrab is just doing what they do....they are very good at eating things. Most crabs are very good at eating things.

Sump 'im!
 

Alice

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Well, emerald crabs may or may not eat algae; it seems to be hit and miss. But even if yours does, watch out for it when the carapace gets over the size of a quarter or so - they usually switch to a carnivorious diet about then. :shock:
 

mattseattle

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that is what i figured. i don't want a repeat of my sally lightfoot. i bought her when she was super small and she was perfect then she grew up. i had to break down most of my tank and just stay next to the tank waiting for her to come out so i could try to net her. finally one day i caught her on a powerhead and got her. i need to figure a way to get my bubble algae under control. i think when i moved my tank a few weeks ago i popped some of the bubbles and it shot spores through out my tank and now it's spread. *sigh*
 

wrassehole

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dude, you couldnt possibly have as much bubble algae as I had. Mine was sick, i mean freakin sick amounts all over my live rock, you couldnt even see the coraline. I got all of mine out with a toothpick (actually a bar sword, the ones you stir drinks with.) and picked them all off without breakin many. just poppem out and netem up. it took me about 2-2 hour sessions, but there all gone. crabs are evil.
 

spongebob lover

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DOODD !! if the crab is evil just give it to me !!! :p i have red slime and a bunch of green algae in my tank... in a few words my poor tank needs someone to eat all these stuff so if you wanna get rid of mr. meanie you know who to call hehe :)
 

goby2004

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I have a huge sallylightfoot also though I have not seen him eat anything though his spike feet are starting to damage my corals. They all molted on the same day, yesterday...wierd.....evil...

The sally lightfoot is a algae eating machine,

might be tough to catch these buggers.

Spongebob...you want to trade that cool hut you have?

JK

If I can sump him you can have him..
 

mattseattle

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it took me about a month to finally get my sally lightfoot out. i was on the verge of getting a trap for it then i finally netted it.

mine was about 6 inches across when i finally got it out. it was killing snails as well as trying to trap my fish.
 

spongebob lover

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i feel bad for your corals :( because corals are beautiful.
I have a few xenas that are almost dying :( because of the red slime i have in my tank and, well most of my tank now is just green algae.i keep cutting it everytime i change the water of my tank and still it grows fast, so yeah i think one of those sallylightfoot would be fat and happy in my tank hehe :)
 
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