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I found the ancient Pom Pom Crab thread and I think you all convinced me to give them a try.  I'll be going to a popular LFS either today or next week so maybe they'll have one in stock. 🙂 I just hope it doesn't kick my Yellow Watchman Goby out of it's den!

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
6 hours ago, Seadragon said:

I found the ancient Pom Pom Crab thread and I think you all convinced me to give them a try.  I'll be going to a popular LFS either today or next week so maybe they'll have one in stock. 🙂 I just hope it doesn't kick my Yellow Watchman Goby out of it's den!

I miss my pom pom.. not sure whatever happened to mine. I saw it 6 times over the course of 8 months.

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I’ve had a Pom Pom crab for around 6 months now I noticed that he had lost his anemones probably around 2 months in. Getting home from work today and I had noticed that he had grabbed a piece of my frogspawn. I was wondering if this will just die off or if it will grow similar to if it were polyp bailout.

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My two daughters wanted me to set up our aquarium so we did a few days ago. We have fish in it and my daughter wants a crab. I would love to get a pompon crab. My tank is a 29 gallon fresh water tank. None of my fish are aggressive. Would this be ok for a pompon crab or two? 

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NanoGrant

Bringing this thread back from the dead with a 1 year bump!

 

My pom pom is easily my favourite inhabitant. Great character and behaviour to watch. 
 

It’s fairly confident too and I regularly see it out and about towards the end of the day looking for some food and waving it’s anemones around. 
 

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Nixperience

I’ve been looking for one for a while now. Don’t want to spend $40 shipping just to get one. 

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NanoGrant

That’s a pain about the high shipping cost. Could your LFS special order?
 

I got lucky and this one was just at my LFS when I happened to stop by and I couldn’t pass it up. 

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Nixperience
2 hours ago, NanoGrant said:

That’s a pain about the high shipping cost. Could your LFS special order?
 

I got lucky and this one was just at my LFS when I happened to stop by and I couldn’t pass it up. 

My LFS sucks, so I just keep checking everywhere to see if they show up in a petco or something lol. 

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NanoGrant

So I stopped to have my usual look around the tank every time I walk past it and I noticed my Pom Pom crab has a clutch of eggs! 
 

I’m so chuffed that it feels happy enough in the tank to do this. 
 

(Excuse the blurry photo but it was lights off, and it’s a bit skittish probably due to the eggs)
 

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NanoGrant
3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Now I want a pom pom crab. Thanks a bunch 🙂

Can’t recommend one enough!
 

Super interesting to watch it hunt for food and it’s such a unique invert with it’s relationship with the anemones. They really shine in nano tanks too as they don’t disappear into a giant system. 

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