Crab Eating Coral?

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  1. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

    Dec 19, 2015
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Today I was looking at my tank and saw a crab crawling towards my coral. He eventually crawled onto my coral and it looked like he was picking at it. Im not sure if he was just cleaning junk off of it or eating it. Any help would be appreciated. There are pictures of him above.
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  3. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

    May 1, 2012
    Port Orchard, WA.
    I'm not sure if this helps or not but I found this at:

    Their are many types of hairy crabs. In general, most are bad and opportunistic feeders (other than mithrax which have a smooth body, hairy legs, and "scoop" shaped claws). I am against killing any creatures whenever possible so if you find one of these guys, give him a home in your sump or with a friend or your LFS.

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