Emerald Crab?

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  1. meagan1823

    meagan1823 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Well i picked up today an Emerald Crab. Well at least what I thought was an emerald crab but the one I got is a pink/red color? The guy said it was an emerald crab and that they came in pink, brown, and green? Everyone I have read online says they only come in green? Is this true?
    Did I get jipped and not get an Emerald Crab? If this is the case, anyone know what kind of crab I got. I don't have a picture because he's hiding but he's around 1-2 in big and pink/red in color.
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  3. Dasco

    Dasco Vagabond Butterfly

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    emerald crabs are called that beacuse there emerald green, i wouldnt keep that crab you got in your tank.
  4. trelane

    trelane Peppermint Shrimp

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    Before we say that, lets get some pictures of your crab. Could be that it's a safe (good crab).
  5. meagan1823

    meagan1823 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    meagan1823 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Well I just turned the lights on in my tank and there he was so I snapped some pictures.
    Sorry if they are blurry.
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  7. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    its a mithrax crab which is basically the same as an emerald crab. should act in the same way really
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    +1 I've seen both green and red "emerald" crabs. I've never seen brown though.
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    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    Great pictures! I've never seen a red "emerald" crab before.

    Here's a picture of one of mine. This one is really green and he decided to pose today. My other emerald crab is a much lighter green.

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  12. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    I love it! My other emerald crab is more "coraline pink" with green arms.
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    SantanzChild Plankton

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    I got two of them yesterday there only green on mine when you look at them straight on. From the top one is red and the other has a brown/red color.
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  15. offensetaken

    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

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    I have a emerald crab that is a light green color and also have on that is a bright pink color....I was told it was a strawberry crab. He only comes out at night...never see him during the day! Cool looking crab tough...
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    That red emerald looks very nice. I gonna go see if I can find one locally. Nickname it a Ruby Crab.
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    TJSlayer Bristle Worm

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    Same type of Crab, used to have one myself.... The red ones don't seem to be quite as common, and you can even see light pink ones from time to time...
  18. koiboi59

    koiboi59 Astrea Snail

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    i know reef scavengers sell red mithrax crabs. i would assume thats probably what it is.
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    Jim522 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I had no idea they were red/pink either. I've always had a green one in my tank. Haven't seen him in a few weeks, then the other day I saw a pink one. I didn't put him in there so I have no idea where he came from.
    Probably a really stupid question, but they can't change colors can they? Maybe after they molt or something?