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    evil emerald

    has anyone had problems with emerald crabs picking at corals or anemones, I've seen mine pick at my blue carpet and steal fish out of its mouth. the crab is also easily 4" with arms outstretched, isn't this a little big?

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    are you sure it's an emerald crab? they tend to be pretty small, i have never seen a 4" one. mine never bothered anyone, just picked the algae off the rocks.
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    they do get rather large. i think they can exceed 4" in the wild, or if given sufficient food. any pics?

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    I've read that they can/will pick/eat certain corals. It's luck of the draw, like hermits, sometimes they are reef safe sometimes not. If he's eating your corals > sump

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    ya,.. he'll clean up your sump real good..

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    why would you need him in your sump?
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    Originally posted by ALRHA
    why would you need him in your sump?
    You wouldn't it's just better than being banished to the toilet

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    he needs more food
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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    Yeah but you just throw a little in once a day or so.

    Errr that was food in the sump NOT toilet kiedokie

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    they dont clean toilets? at this rate it may pay to just have my house plumbed to use ocean water rather than fresh water. - i have a 200 gal tank for fish and a 5 gal water cooler for humans, i guess that shows my priorities are in order.
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