Hitch Hiker Crab ID!

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  1. Tenny

    Tenny Supporting Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Posted this on RC also, but no response yet. I got this hitch hiker crab (was on a chalice), and saved him before the Coral Revive bath. Anyways, been floating him, and now finally sunk him with a few minor holes for water to pass through. Was looking for an ID, or if we can't figure out what he is to see if anyone wants him?

    Thanks,
    Drew

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  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

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    Very interesting. Its back legs appear to have paddles which makes me think its a portunidae. But its eyes aren't like anything I can find. Maybe someone else will have some input or that will send you in then right direction.

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  3. Kmooresf

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    Looks like a tiny Sally light foot crab to me.
     
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    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    Nevermind, the images I'm I finding are not what I thought of a SLF crab.
     
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    Awesome link Dan. If I had to guess, it looks like the "Portunidae" crab. Even says "note the paddle shaped back legs."
     
  7. Tenny

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    Great link, Dan.

    I like the line, "all crabs are omnivores and will eat what ever they can". Proceed with caution!
     
  9. Tenny

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    Anyone interested in the crab?

    I'd consider putting it into the sump, but as a "swimming" crab it may "swim" out.
     
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    These guys are so cool, it would be awesome in a tank by itself and when it gets too big they are edible :eek:
     
  11. Tenny

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    All yours if you want him :p
     
  12. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Reef Geek 3D Printed

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    Mantis food....
     
  13. Tenny

    Tenny Supporting Member

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    Poor little guy hasn't done anything wrong yet... now if he killed something of mine I'd be all for it (and have been before when I had a Mantis).

    Anyways the little guy molted...
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    See how friendly he looks! :p
     
  14. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Reef Geek 3D Printed

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    Lol. Everything is food for something. I have a peacock mantis and he gets live food at least once a week, mostly hermits and emeralds (slowly getting rid of all of them from my big tank). He looks cool, especially if he swims like the videos but in a reef tank..... No thanks. Probably get eaten in fowlr tank....
     
  15. Tenny

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    lol Yeah I know. When I had a peacock, I did he same thing. I slowly eliminated the hermit's I didn't want.

    Are you coming to the swap on sat?
     
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    grizfyrfyter Reef Geek 3D Printed

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    Not a paid member and in sac.
     

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