I'm DONE with crabs now

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Fish Boss, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    I think that crabs are so cool, but I've always kept snails because I've heard that crabs are opportunistic. Well, I bought a decently sized emerald crab ( first mistake ) about a month ago, and he hasn't been too bad, until today. Here is what I don't like about my emerald crab specifically. 1. He knocks over all of my frags ( expected ) 2. He ate my darth maul Zoas ( kind of expected) 3. He's been picking on my smaller nassarius ( expected ) and finally, 4. He ate my 3.5 inch black sailfin blenny I just got! I got the fish about 3 weeks ago, he was thin, but started eating everything after 2 days ( algae, nori, flake, pellet, frozen ). He had 1 small bout of ich, but recovered nicely. He was doing great, so I am 95% sure he didn't die of natural causes. The emerald crabs punishment, death by mantis in a few months when I set up that tank. Feel free to donate your convict invertebrates to the mantis colliseum if you want lol
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Never trust a crab! I have one unknown crab on death row currently waiting to meet something that would like to eat him. Let me know.
  3. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    Yep I'll take him! I'm thinking about getting one of those underwater live stream cameras for the tank
  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I gave away my EC a while ago. Was it you I gave it to or someone else?
  5. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Pick up Krusty from @roostertech and see if here's something you can do with him. Would pay ppv money to see him taken down.

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  6. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    We have a couple of Emerald Crabs in our 60g. and would be happy to take any other unwanted crabs that are causing you grief! They are doing an efficient job of cleaning our 175+ pounds of live rock. ( cant take Krusty if he needs to get out of the water though.)
  7. Hey! I'll take an Emerald. (If I don't have to drive too far:))
  8. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I had emeralds at one time. Never again unless it's for a fish to eat
  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yeah...I don't trust any crabs anymore....even the small blue leg hermits. They are great at helping to keep a tank clean...but just too destructive and eat all your snails.
  10. What's wrong with the poor little emeralds?

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