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Old 10/14/2017, 11:06 PM   #1
vikinglord13
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What species of crab?

This little guy came as a hitchhiker on my new coral shipment. I figured I'd save him rather than toss him down the drain with all the other gunk. I have no idea if he's reef safe or not. Anyone know what species he is?

Here are photos, he's the cute little white dude, smaller than a pea. I also saw him burying himself after this.



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Old 10/15/2017, 11:39 AM   #2
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Maybe try a picture with a dark background


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Old 10/15/2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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I don't trust most crabs. Small hermits and porcelain crabs are the exception. I say get him out ASAP and keep him in his own tank if you want to save him. He will be trouble when he's bigger.


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Old 10/17/2017, 04:31 PM   #4
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Hard to tell, but looks like a juvenile gorilla crab.

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Old 10/18/2017, 08:55 PM   #5
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Hmm, hope it's not a gorilla but I think you might be right. If so, it'll be a pain to catch him 'cause of his size - he is pretty tiny.

Maybe my sixline will eat it.


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