View Full Version : Catching a Crab
05/15/2009, 05:13 PM
I think I might have a gorilla crab picking off fish in my tank does anyone have any experience catching one without pulling the rock scape apart.
I haven't seen it yet, but I keep losing chromis fish from my school and I don't think they jumped out.
05/15/2009, 05:35 PM
dude lol i have been going thru this for a while, started with a mystery claw to a xanthid. i wish you more luck than i had. even with me tearing apart the rock work it kicked my butt. alas it was no match for my vaccum pump
05/15/2009, 06:07 PM
I refuse to tear apart the rock. That turns in to a all day affair. LOL. I'm to picky stacking it back up. I haven't even seen it yet. Did you see yours or what.
05/15/2009, 06:10 PM
yessum caught it eating my milkways
Just an idea here, but maybe if ya took a tall glass and set it near the crabs hang out and put bate in it when the lights go out.
05/15/2009, 06:39 PM
Chromis are notorious for this.
In a group the smallest will be picked upon till it dies. I wouldnt jump to the conclusion you have a crab.
Its been said, and i believe there is truth in it, to have a school of chromis you need at least 7. Below that they will kill the smallest, or the weakest. I have seen it time and time again.
05/15/2009, 06:55 PM
Could be. I started with 5 and then lost two on night two weeks ago then two again last night. Maybe I'll try again and start with ten and see how it goes.
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