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Old 01/10/2008, 06:10 PM
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Tiny Pink Crab on Pink Birdsnest ?

Had a tiny pink crab hitchhike in on a Pink Birdsnest.

Do you think it's safe?

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Old 01/10/2008, 06:50 PM
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:03 PM
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Any pics? Sometimes there are hitchiker crabs that are okay. If its hairy, I'd throw it out, but otherwise, I'd say its a coral crab that doesn't need to be removed, but a picture of it would be very helpful
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:12 PM
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Gonna try to get a pic a little later.

It's not hairy at all. I think it's going to be ok but I'll see about a pic so I can make sure.

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Old 01/11/2008, 11:20 AM
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A picture would help, but I'm willing to bet that what you've got is a commensal acro crab. If so, they're completely harmless and may be beneficial to your coral.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:12 PM
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That is no acro crab and those look like polyp eaters to me. Right in the garbage he goes.....
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Old 01/12/2008, 01:17 AM
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That's a Trapezia, an obligate commensal crab on lives on pocilloporid corals. It's harmless and even beneficial to its host.
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