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    Crab ID?

    Found this sucker in the bottom of my "Rubble Bin" my Nano live rock bin.. lol, Toss all the small crappy pecies in there untill i had enough for the nano, So i found him in there, And trying to figure out if i should stick it in the main tank? if its Benifical or toss him?

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    He's got RED eyes .. Red eyes are a BAD sign are they not?
    Rob

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    Not sure, My Old Emerald had Red eyes?

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    He's got a nifty pattern on him that's for sure. Reminds me of tie die T-shirts
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    Yea i tossed him into my Refugium for now.

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    nice pattern on its back though. I like OSD thought that red eyes were nothing but bad news.

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    id

    it looks like a "calappa flammea" shame faced crab.

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    If it is they are efficient scavengers eating variou types of molluscs and spend most of the time buried in the substrate. BTW i have red eyes in most pictures of me:biggrinbo
    We need more Indians!

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    We need more Indians!

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    he looks a lot like the

    Hepatus epheliticus
    Dolly varden crab

    from this link:

    http://www.mbl.edu/marine_org/flesch...=detail&id=226

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