Urgent Crab needs Identity

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by SeymourDuncan, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. SeymourDuncan

    SeymourDuncan Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I have in a jar a hitch hiker crab named Boris.

    He came on a goniopora.

    Please I d this guy for us?

    I need to put him somewhere soon and if he is not reef safe its to the Lego tank for him!

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  3. SeymourDuncan

    SeymourDuncan Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Never mind. I found it

    He is a gorilla crab. Lucky.

    I just got the goni acclimated and saw him
     
  4. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Could be a stone crab too. Either way, I would remove him.
     
  5. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    yeah you don't want him rolling around in your system.
     
  6. SeymourDuncan

    SeymourDuncan Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Most definitely not.

    I am keeping him in a system by himself.

    Would it be safe to assume this was a wild caught coral than?
     
  7. jlongwell

    jlongwell Spaghetti Worm

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    Not necessarily. He could have hitch-hiked in on another specimen or some live rock and just moved onto the coral at the distributor/LFS/etc.
     
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  9. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely, it would be a good resicent for a fuge or sump also.
     
  10. SeymourDuncan

    SeymourDuncan Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I think he would turn the fuge into a prison. Haha.

    When china lights up (basement sump) I will bring him down to my Lego tank to reside by himself.

    I will get him some snails to hunt or something haha.

    How big do you think he will get?
     
  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If it has plenty of food a good stable environment close to full size whatever it is. I would suspect around 3+".
     
  12. SeymourDuncan

    SeymourDuncan Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Lol. Real precise. 3 inches sounds pretty good though.

    At the very less he'd make a great meal for a trigger fish if I get one some day