View Full Version : Porcelain Crab

01/27/2008, 08:25 PM
Hi, I've got a 20 gallon H, couple corals, one percula clown, and thats about it.

My tank has been up and running since August, and I was wondering if you guys think it could support a porcelain crab. I realize they are filter feeders, but could target feeding be accomplished too?

Or am I just over-thinking?

01/27/2008, 08:42 PM
Porcelain crabs are filter feeders but I'm pretty sure they'll scavenge flakes or whatever if they are hungry.


01/27/2008, 08:46 PM
I think you would be safe. My porcelain filters all day, but will readily grab mysis or brine if it comes his way. You could easily target feed him.

01/28/2008, 03:59 PM
+1 i have 3 and they are cool little guys. eat anything basically.

01/28/2008, 04:20 PM
Yes it will be fine if your still worryed dose phytoplankton they go crazy
same thing when you feed live baby brine

01/28/2008, 07:32 PM
Absolutely! I love these little guys. Just mix up a nice fish goo and squirt a little his way, he will be fat & happy in no time.

01/28/2008, 08:29 PM
Should have no problem. I have one in my 12 gal. AP that I put in when tank was about 3 months old. I dose with DTs 3 times a week and cyclopeez at least every other day. There are times when he hides in the rock work for days on end or I see the empty shell from a molt but he is always there a couple days later when I go looking.


01/28/2008, 09:15 PM
should be fine. I got one as a hitchhiker in a new 24 gallon 2 years ago and is now in my 90 gallon doing great.

01/28/2008, 10:17 PM
Yup, no problem, and yes, they do eat other things, and they are cool, so you have to get one :P