Emerald Crab eating coral!

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  1. jeffers0n

    jeffers0n Feather Duster

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    Alright so I got this new emerald crab and saw him starting ti pick at som zoas, i thought nothing of it because they go arond and eat algae wherever. But a couple days later the zoas were gone. So today I come home and see my millipora not looking to good... and my emerald crab is eating its polyps!:angry: Please help and tell my how to catch it. I have tried and ended up bumping corals and knocking them down.
     
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  3. gabbagabbawill

    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    You can put a bottle in there and cut the top off of it and put some silverside in there or some meaty food and he will come and eat it..Once yo usee him in there..you should know what to do.
     
  5. jeffers0n

    jeffers0n Feather Duster

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    Well he is in a cave after i tried to catch him, and my corals are all ove rthe sand and i need mor super glue.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    This sounds really strange, I hear about things like this with emeralds, but they have always behaved so well for me. I have to wonder if they are true emeralds.

    Food works best with crabs and a TON of patience.

    Good luck to you.
     
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    jbraslins Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    You said crab does what!!?!!?!?!
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  9. MoJoe

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    Had first hand exp with an emerald crab I got eating my Gorgonia, I mean I can't be 100% sure he was actually devouring it but he def picked at it all day and it began dying from the ground up. You can see from the pics that it was stripped of polpys towards the base. I have heard they can be hit or miss with corals if they're hungry.

    It was thankfully very easy to catch cause it would scale my Gorgonia everyday and just pick, pick, pick, until I just decided to take him back to my LFS. My Gorgonia has since started to grow back and seems much happier.

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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    I've had them pull apart zoas. When one pulled a Dendro apart right in front of me, that was it. Trigger food. The Dendro never recovered. Neither did the Emeralds.
     
  12. jeffers0n

    jeffers0n Feather Duster

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    The way to tell if they are true emeralds is tio look at the joints that connect their arms to their claws., and if it is red, it is an emerald.