View Full Version : Unidentified crab

11/09/2009, 04:28 PM
Found a new hitchkiker on my new piece of LR from Florida (supposedly). i dont have a camera but i did a quick search and it looks IDENTICAL to this one. http://www.oceanwideimages.com/images/7325/large/24M0444-16-deep-sea-reef-crab.jpg

The crab is about the size of a nickel and moves really slowly. BUT this crab is from Australia. Any of you florida reefers know of any crabs that look like this one?

Bongo Shrimp
11/09/2009, 05:13 PM
I don't know what it is, but if it has black tips of its claws, get it out. Generally those types of crabs are NOT reef safe.

11/09/2009, 05:16 PM
Alright... Ill get it out when i set up my tank in my new house. All my LR is just piled in a 20tall under a 15w fl bulb....

Maybe make a 10g just for him!! he looks REALLY cool!

11/09/2009, 05:19 PM
to me it looks like a porcelain crab

11/09/2009, 06:24 PM
The one i have doesnt look like a porcelain crab. Its really fuzzy or furry looking.

Thx for the input tho.

Bongo Shrimp
11/09/2009, 06:40 PM
Fuzzy and furry looking just confirms my suspicions- IT IS BAD.

11/09/2009, 06:46 PM
LOL.... funny...

Ya ill take it out as soon as i can catch it. 20t is filled with LR so unless i take ALL the rock out there is no way i can grab him... one day tho.. one day...

11/09/2009, 07:43 PM
beautiful looking crab. maybe go buy a cheap pico and throw him in and just put some nice colored zoas? that would be a cool tank except if he ate them

11/09/2009, 07:57 PM
ya i was thinking of doing exactly that!! Hopefully he gets to big to hide all the time inside the rocks. i like the way he looks.