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Old 11/09/2017, 09:39 PM   #1
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pygmy anglefishmissing tail

I just noticed while feeding tonight that my pygmy anglefish looks like pieces of its tail have been picked off. The craziest thing is that it is the only fish in the tank righ tnow along with an arrow crab. could this be the work of an arrow crab or is this a disease that needs to be treated.


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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Without pictures its hard to tell.


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Old 11/10/2017, 08:03 AM   #3
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Arrow crabs are known predators so that is a good possibility. Pics would help


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Old 11/10/2017, 08:35 AM   #4
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hard to get a good picture. its too fast!


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Old 11/10/2017, 12:27 PM   #5
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If it looks otherwise ok, I'd blame the arrow crab. Which, btw, is why I would never recommend one for any tank with fish. Or shrimp. Or other crabs. Or corals.


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Old 11/10/2017, 02:47 PM   #6
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Yea agree on crabs. Probably doing it at night when fish don’t swim around at niht


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Old 11/11/2017, 02:46 PM   #7
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Crab to sump.


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