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WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Anjiro on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 8:57 pm

Alright guys,
I'm looking to get some emerald crabs to beef up my cleaning crew and hopefully take care of some valonia. If you guys have any other suggestions for bubble algae control (other than manual removal, I'm all over that one) let me know.

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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Siberman on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 11:01 pm

Scopus Tang. (Really depends on your tank size.)
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Anjiro on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 11:59 pm

Yeah 65 gallon tall, not really ideal for scopus... I suppose if I bought small and sent to person with larger tank... anybody game?

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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by ritter678 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:19 am

I've heard of a foxface eating that stuff but I think they will eat everything else too.
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 1:17 am

I would not recommend an emerald crab if you have SPS corals. I purchased one to take care of some bubble algae and it preferred my birds nest over the bubble algae. It cleaned a good part of a soft ball size colony in about a half day.
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 2:01 am

pom pom crab and shrimp
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:08 am

foxface will eat it ...dad has one and its doing great in his reef... never nipped at anything
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 2:06 pm

i got a pretty cool arrow crab he does all kinds of stuff not sure if he would eat shit like that tho
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 2:26 pm

also i have three emeralds and one strawberry they do a great job cleaning and its pretty to watch them eat squid when i give em treats
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Anjiro on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 7:20 pm

Well, I'm looking for the emeralds because I had them before, but when the valonia ran out they died. It was all they would eat. I have a small amount of maidens hair they didnt touch and the didnt touch algae sheets either. but they did a great job with the bubble algae

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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 7:45 pm

Not sure if you have ever seen this site, but he has some awsome prices.
emeralds are $5

http://sealifeinc.net/catalog/index.php

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Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:03 pm

i just scored a beautiful porcelain anenome crab from petco for 7 bucks
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:03 pm

Nice,


Pics or it didnt happen Very Happy
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:05 pm

emerald crabs are scavengers i feed mine little pieces of squid every once in a while they do great you have to supplement there diet with meaty foods if they wont eat the algae stuff
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by southernlost on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:05 pm

its still on its way home the wife is bringin it
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:08 pm

southernlost wrote:its still on its way home the wife is bringin it




so it hasnt happened Razz
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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by mrob2012004 on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 2:21 pm

emeralds love coraline its funny i will watch them go right past hair algae and onto my rocks with coraline sea hares work great even seen them wipe out bubble agae. They can be destructive though so if you dont have everything mounted securely on your rock expect cave ins. They are short lived to bout 3 months is the most i ever kept one.

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Re: WTB Emerald Crabs

Post by Anjiro on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 9:10 pm

Bryan AWESOME link thanks tons. Mrob2012004, dude, my emeralds died when I upgraded. My largest was almost 3 cm across and I had had them for almost 3 years... Sorry about your bad luck

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