Is this hairy hermit crab reef safe? Could be eating coral.

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by dub, Mar 15, 2015.

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Is this hermit crab reef safe?

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  1. dub

    dub Plankton

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    I have a hairy hermit crab (pictured below) that I do not know where it came from or if it is reef safe or not. I am assuming it got mixed up amongst other hermit crabs when it was purchased. Recently, it appears that something in my tank has been eating new coral frags.

    I would like to know if anyone knows what type of hermit crab this is, if it is reef safe, and if it looks like it has been eating the coral frags.

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    No idea, but boy he is cool. Stick him in the sump.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    totally agree - very cool looking which probably means not reef safe :( but I'd keep him