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).
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    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.
  10. Triplemom

    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.