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Big Dogs Little Pigs 02-01-2013 05:57 AM

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?

funkman262 02-01-2013 06:16 AM

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.

Big Dogs Little Pigs 02-01-2013 07:25 AM

yeah, i'm leaning toward that same option.

Reefing Madness 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.


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