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These guys are members of the Epialtidae family, they are algae eating crabs that rely on camouflage and slow movement to remain out of sight of predators. 

 

Acanthonyx sp.

 

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Epialtus sp.

 

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LazyFish

I like the blue one how big these get would be nice in a pico with just the crabs. If they are small enough it could be an alternative to sexy shrimp of you wanted something difrent.

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johnmaloney

I have never seen either larger than the ones pictured, I think both are mature adults. 

 

They are slow and kind of boring to watch really, maybe an interesting clean up crew member. 

 

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Northwoodsreefer
3 hours ago, johnmaloney said:

These guys are members of the Epialtidae family, they are algae eating crabs that rely on camouflage and slow movement to remain out of sight of predators. 

 

Acanthonyx sp.

 

09D6C7B0-DD64-4C8C-8DB9-130E47DF64CA.jpeg

 

 

 

Epialtus sp.

 

41C6762A-5ACA-4BF4-91DD-F4412C699675.jpeg

Are these kind of like the one size I got?

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johnmaloney

Yes

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Tamberav

Lots of cool things for our pico contestants 😉

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johnmaloney

What do you think of a snail race for the clown crab? Too random a winner? Maybe....

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Tamberav
On 6/13/2019 at 5:25 PM, johnmaloney said:

What do you think of a snail race for the clown crab? Too random a winner? Maybe....

paint and number the shells of some nass snails... put them in a long box/tank and some stinky food at the end.....

 

 

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