View Full Version : Red dendronephthya

11/02/2015, 11:26 AM
Hello everyone, my pet sector will soon close (end of December) so, I have recovered a red Dendronephthya and soon I'll get red discosomas.

It is placed in the shade and under a gentle stirring, and fed three times a day with phytoplankton and alternately ,reef pearl and coral snow, I change the water once a week 30l, it's a 250l, hoping it takes, I recovered very bad way, completely on its side because they are not occupied, and retype it quite well and grows on nearby stones (like mini Dendronephthya).

But last night at the feeding, I found a tiny white crab with red stripes, the color of the Dendronephthya, is a symbiotic crab or I have to remove it?

When I got:
http://zupimages.net/up/15/45/yrl9.jpg (http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=15/45/yrl9.jpg)

http://zupimages.net/up/15/45/cwlr.jpg (http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=15/45/cwlr.jpg)

11/07/2015, 07:43 AM
IMO there is no such thing as a good crab. But I do know there are some good ones that play specific rolls. Hopefully someone can chime in. Have you tried a Google search for the crab?

That's a beautiful piece for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

11/14/2015, 08:49 AM
i would remove the crab - i can't think of any scenario how its helpful with coral.

11/15/2015, 04:46 PM
There are good acro crabs that actually help the coral - do a google search on acro crabs.