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wake49 06-12-2009 05:07 PM

Sally lightfoot
 
Is the sally lightfoot crab reef safe?

B Castle 06-13-2009 09:55 PM

I've always heard that they are, and I know a couple of people who keep them in reefs without issue.

Kellsindell 06-13-2009 10:21 PM

I've heard controversy, but i'd say they're ok.

wake49 06-16-2009 07:14 AM

I did some online research, and it varies between websites. The most common thing I found was that they are reef safe when they are little, but as they grow, they can attack small fish, anemones and corals.

HardCory 08-10-2009 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by wake49 (Post 205163)
I did some online research, and it varies between websites. The most common thing I found was that they are reef safe when they are little, but as they grow, they can attack small fish, anemones and corals.

That's the same thing that I heard. Small=Reef...Large=Mystery of the Disappearing Fish

onefish2fish 08-10-2009 10:17 PM

ANY crab will be on the fence with being reef safe or not. this includes hermits ( which have no problem killing snails for their shells ) even if a crab appears to be doing good, given the chance it will get ahold of what it can when it can. out of all of the crabs if i were to add any it would be a porcelain personally.


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