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Jman13
07/21/2009, 10:59 AM
i just got a cats paw acro and discovered a tan fuzzy crab with blueish eyes about .75"-1"( ill get pictures if needed) he hides in its many branches all day and doesnt come out, but he is clearly visable. since his discovery the bottoms of the branches are less pink, is it him and do i have yo worry about him and small fish in the future.
thanks

josh

Tyrenlds
07/21/2009, 11:02 AM
If it's fuzzy with blue eyes, kill it.
If it's white and looks like it's wearing ray-ban sunglasses leave it.

Tyrenlds
07/21/2009, 11:11 AM
Good:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/tyrenlds/AcroCrab512.jpg

Bad:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/tyrenlds/2004-10-03_163842_acroeater.jpg

ReefWreak
07/21/2009, 11:14 AM
lol anyone else think the cracked open body/skull on the bad one is funny? This is the good one, in his home. This is the bad one, after I smash it!

Str8outakompton
07/21/2009, 11:37 AM
lol the 2nd crab looks like hes had a really bad day

Jman13
07/21/2009, 11:48 AM
is it whats making my acro unhappy

Jman13
07/21/2009, 11:51 AM
oh yea and its the bad one

ReefWreak
07/21/2009, 11:59 AM
Dip that sucker in some fluke tab! It'll kill it ASAP!

There's a reason why I'm the #1 Acro Crab Killah.

Tyrenlds
07/21/2009, 12:26 PM
you don't have to dip it, just pull the coral out and use a thin stick (i use wood kabob sticks) and flick it out of there onto the ground and go medieval on his *** ;)

kidding of course.

acrylic_300
07/21/2009, 12:51 PM
Kind of off topic.

The only thing my 3 year old nephew remembers about my tank is crabs. If he sees me in public he immediately starts tugging on complete stranger's shirt tails and announcing with great excitement as he points me out to everyone. "He has crabs!".

Then he will stop and ask me, "Do you still have crabs?" and then back to everyone else with great excitement, "He still has crabs!".

Tyrenlds
07/21/2009, 01:07 PM
That's classic.

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15390292#post15390292 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by acrylic_300
Kind of off topic.

The only thing my 3 year old nephew remembers about my tank is crabs. If he sees me in public he immediately starts tugging on complete stranger's shirt tails and announcing with great excitement as he points me out to everyone. "He has crabs!".

Then he will stop and ask me, "Do you still have crabs?" and then back to everyone else with great excitement, "He still has crabs!".

SPSpirate
07/21/2009, 02:53 PM
if it has fuzzy legs no good..small and shiny..ok..

zef004
07/21/2009, 03:41 PM
that's funny. Lol
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15390292#post15390292 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by acrylic_300
Kind of off topic.

The only thing my 3 year old nephew remembers about my tank is crabs. If he sees me in public he immediately starts tugging on complete stranger's shirt tails and announcing with great excitement as he points me out to everyone. "He has crabs!".

Then he will stop and ask me, "Do you still have crabs?" and then back to everyone else with great excitement, "He still has crabs!".

Jman13
07/21/2009, 06:17 PM
the problem has been neutralized.... funny story btw

adambirk
07/21/2009, 07:31 PM
not trying to hijack here but i found a crab in my tank that looks just like the one pictured(dead one) but its claws are all black. is this a bad crab lately i have been having touble with my acros poor color no growth and no pe just very unhappy. but everything else in my tank has been doing great monties, softies, zoos, could this crab be tourchering my sps enough to be causing this? should i take this crab out next time i see it? i also have seen this crab hiding in my yellow acro colony (not doing well) but did not see it picking at anything. the only thing i have seen this crab pick on is algea. i also have a small green hairy crab that i have never seen more than halfway out of a crack in a rock in over 7 months should i try and get this one out too? thanks for any advice and once again sorry if i hijacked just trying to get my acro mess figured out.

Tyrenlds
07/21/2009, 07:40 PM
A great man once told me; "If it's got claws and you didn't buy it, kill it"
Actually, no one told me that... i just made it up.

Seriously though adambirk, i'd take all of them out as soon as you can.

Jman13
07/21/2009, 08:04 PM
yea i think it was bothering my acros to het rid of it