Jump to content
Dirté Sanchez

Who dis??

Recommended Posts

Dirté Sanchez

Hey all I just got home from a week’s journey and found I have a present- a new, very hairy little crab that living in the tiny holes of a live rock. I’ve had this rock since January so not sure if he’s been here all this time or he arrived by other means. Anyone know what he might be? He’s pretty cute but rather “get out of my face hooman” looking. 🙍🏻‍♀️🦀

 

646CEED4-A544-4F3B-97CB-FB504960B449.thumb.jpeg.c157071ab21aa99e650454421db9e4a7.jpeg

0AD5F783-A180-4B08-BC41-F7F40A4DF2E2.thumb.jpeg.e92668eb7eea25f342c1e554b768ca8e.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
jbb_00

I'll take crab for $200 Alex 

20 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Hey all I just got home from a week’s journey and found I have a present- a new, very hairy little crab Anyone know what he might be?. 🙍🏻‍♀️🦀

 

 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Thrassian Atoll

I think hairy usually equals bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez
17 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

I'll take crab for $200 Alex 

 

No really? I said it’s a crab I wanna know what hairy angry faced little crab has taken up residence in my tank! I’d like the hirsute little dude identified!

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez
13 minutes ago, TILTON said:

I think hairy usually equals bad.

Is that generally speaking or as in SW terms? I mean, being fuzzy in the male species used to be highly regarded. Even Chuck Norris has a hairy back— see his Lee vs Norris videos... there was evidently a shirtless requirement for fighting. I bet Chuck’s is because he wears a grizzly as a shirt.

  • Confused 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez

I just blew @jbb_00‘s mind

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez

Slightly better shot of the hairy interloper

 

 

B25B20F2-6573-4457-98E4-F6AD28E5C32F.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Thrassian Atoll

Take a look at some xanthid crab photos and see if you can find it.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez

So you’re right- he definitely looks like a bristly xanthid, or pilumnus hirtellus. Problem is I’m seeing people say he’s not reef safe, but other sites that classify and identify say it eats carrion. So, are they safe or not and do I need to snatch him up and move to the sump?

Share this post


Link to post
Tamberav

I would sump him just to be safe as xanthid are generally naughty when they get big...he is cute though.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
jbb_00
7 hours ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Slightly better shot of the hairy interloper

 

 

B25B20F2-6573-4457-98E4-F6AD28E5C32F.jpeg

Yep, definitely a crab 

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
WV Reefer
4 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

Yep, definitely a crab 

Richard. 😄

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
jbb_00
9 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Richard. 😄

:wub:

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
spectra

what tank is it in and what other things are in there ?

 

may just leave it be and watch it grow...........pest tank...........and yes hairy crabs are no bueno...........

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
WV Reefer
7 hours ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

So, are they safe or not and do I need to snatch him up and move to the sump?

 

Just don’t put it in the washer. 

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Dirté Sanchez
58 minutes ago, spectra said:

what tank is it in and what other things are in there ?

 

may just leave it be and watch it grow...........pest tank...........and yes hairy crabs are no bueno...........

 

Its in the DT of the SCA. I think I should be able to snatch him and get him in the sump.

38 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Just don’t put it in the washer. 

 

I don’t plan to! LOL. After all the effort you went they for that other one only to give him a very unexpected bath.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...