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bleuH2O

I was looking at my tank and lurking inside the rocks was this odd looking crab. Unfortunately,I don't have a photo of it. I only caught a glimpse of it for a about 5 seconds. It was a thin, furry, white all over , with brown tipped pinchers. It was big too. Probably 1.5 inches. I've had my Biocube 14 for over seven months and never noticed it until now. Probably a hitchhiker in my live rock. I found two of my hermit crabs dead in the tank last month. I'm wondering if this furry crab preyed on them. I hope this is not a predatory crab. If so, how do I catch it? I hope it's not what I think it is. TIA!

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scarfish

Hey control, whos tank in the avatar?

 

Edit: This was avatar

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controlsreefer

mine its a 240 gallon FOWLR ocean tank with a banded coral cat, cortez ray, 2 puffers, wobegon shark, peacoak flounder,trumpetfish, spadefish, spotted moray , great barracuda and spotted drum

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scarfish

Oh because I saw the same tank in a house for sale in North Carolina

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link To the house for sale by a guy named Phillip.

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spanko

Wow they look exactly the same!

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TJ_Burton

BUSTEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :owned:

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Atticvs
BUSTEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :owned:

 

LOL - Priceless.

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bleuH2O

Thanks Controlsreefer. The crab I saw in my tank looks similiar to this, except the crab's body is rounder and the pinchers were very thin and brown.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/reefs/guamimg/cru...es/Image43.html

Cute looking crab, but I'm not going to take a chance with it preying on my last electric blue hermit crab or my fish and corals.

I'm going to try to trap it in a water bottle, with shrimp as bait. I'm going to take a picture of it. If I can catch it, maybe one of you guys can ID this crab. Wish me luck.

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el fabuloso

I too have a mystery crab that hides in a hole in a live rock. Very shy and reclusive. Looking through that crab gallery I'm beginning to think it might be a Xanthid crab. This would probably explain the sudden decimation of my yellow-orange zoa colony which happens to be close to the hole the crab hides in. All this time I've been putting the blame on my blue leg hermits for climbing and trampling over them constantly.

 

What would be the best way to trap it? I know a lot of people do the simple bait in a glass but I don't want my hermits falling into the trap too.

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suppressive fire
BUSTEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :owned:

someone has some esplainin to do.

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Left Coast DJ

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el fabuloso
Oh because I saw the same tank in a house for sale in North Carolina

Wow. That's awkward. :unsure:

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supreme_spork
Oh because I saw the same tank in a house for sale in North Carolina

link To the house for sale by a guy named Phillip.

 

OUCH. :slap:

 

and... that's the last we'll see of controlsreefer.

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Smurf

Dam scar, Did you have to? Ouch...

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scarfish

I wasn't trying to be an arse. I just knew I saw that tank before.

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supreme_spork
I wasn't trying to be an arse. I just knew I saw that tank before.

 

honesty is important, so i fully support this. if someone ever takes this guy's advice based on his proven success, then that success should be real and not imagined.

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Smurf
honesty is important, so i fully support this. if someone ever takes this guy's advice based on his proven success, then that success should be real and not imagined.

 

 

Also, I'm not saying that what he did was completely uncalled for or unnecessary, it just proves the fact that honesty is really important. Lol

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supreme_spork
Also, I'm not saying that what he did was completely uncalled for or unnecessary, it just proves the fact that honesty is really important. Lol

 

 

it's tough to fake it in the age of global interweb. B)

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Riona

When did they start putting coral in FOWLR tanks?

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c est ma

Wow, houses are expensive in Charlotte!!

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supreme_spork
Wow, houses are expensive in Charlotte!!

 

that house is about 850k - 1M in one of the close-in seattle neighborhoods. :(

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rackfokus

Try shopping for a house in LA, I'm seriously thinking of ditching a kidney... just kidding, I can't believe someone pimped a stock photo of a tank.

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scarfish

That house is way overpriced even if that listing is a few years old, but they do have a really nice tank :)

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Rubicon06

Youre not kidding overpriced!

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