are emerald crabs reef friendly? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
are emerald crabs reef friendly?

had the guy try to talk me into a couple. they're cute little buggers but i wanted to find out first if they are ok with corals and small fish and small shrimp. i've read some differing opinions.

what say you all?
Big Dogs Little Pigs is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 06:16 AM
funkman262's Avatar
I've also heard various opinions about them so I decided a long time ago to not risk it and never added any to my reef.
funkman262 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
yeah, i'm leaning toward that same option.
Big Dogs Little Pigs is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 08:33 AM
They are ok if you have enough food lying around for them to scavenge. I've got 2 of em, and I never see em messing with the corals. But, theres always that chance. I don't like hermits or crabs in a Reef tank, ya just never know with these things when they get hungry.
Reefing Madness is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
just a friendly hello! phish4brains Introduce Yourself 7 02-26-2012 11:07 PM
Do emerald crabs regenerate lost legs? resRfun Coral and Reef Creatures 4 05-21-2008 03:45 PM
Emerald Crabs raymi17 Coral and Reef Creatures 7 06-26-2007 07:57 PM
emerald crabs black&whiteclowns Coral and Reef Creatures 14 05-18-2007 10:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome