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    Senior Member xena47r's Avatar
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    Update on crab and another alien!

    Been observing this unidentified crab for some weeks now. I haven't bothered to take him out since he seems to stay in his hole and only come out far enough to pick at the rock. He has one large claw and a smaller claw and has a triangular shaped body. He only comes out at night so I haven't yet decided what colour he is since I only use the red lense on the flashlight. Any ideas from this vague description as to what he may be?
    Also, I have been watching another alien grow from my LR and I have no idea what it may be. It is red with lots of bubbly like things and is translucent.
    I haven't removed either of them because I haven't decided if they are bad yet. I realize my descriptions are quite vague but maybe someone out there can figure these out. I can't post a picture as of yet because they are much too small for my camera to focus on. Also the crab only comes out at night so a picture of him is near impossible!
    Thanks in advance for any help y'all!
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    Take a look at this crab ID page...
    Maybe it can help you...

    http://www.nhm.org/guana/bvi-invt/bvi-surv/crab-g03.htm
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    i have a Mithrax verrucosus in my tank and i'm not even sure if its safe or not. But anything that only eat algea is good.
    Newbie in training

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    Senior Member xena47r's Avatar
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    Thanks Tang Man! Can't conclusively say that this crab is one of them but I have bookmarked that site for when I can get a better look at him. Thanks for that.
    I am with you Khoa, since I haven't seen him become a threat in any way, I do not have the desire to rid my tank of him.
    Now if anyone knows what this red bubbly thing might be, I would really appreciate the help!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
    WOO HOO - What a Ride!

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