Hey TBS What Crab Is This?

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I saw this fella hiding in some of my rocks after I added TBS live sand. But then I didn’t see him for a few months. I assumed he didn’t make it, but tonight I saw his hairy legs amongst the rocks again. I played the (long) waiting game and this is the best I could come up with…



He’s very timid!

So @LiverockRocks what do you think?
 

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Black tipped and pointing claws mean trouble for your cuc...unless you feed the tank heavily.
I'd guess he's most similar to a gorilla.
 

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I assume other critters will get caught as well yeah?
Possibly. Some will be able to get out, like snails.

You can also set multiple small bottle traps. I used 3-4 Red Sea test vials with pieces of cocktail shrimp leaned at different angles in different places to catch gorilla crabs.
 

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I don’t try to ID crabs anymore. I just look at the pincher size and the muscle around the pincher. Yours looks like a fish eater to me. I’d get rid of him.

I use a small piece of shrimp attached to a rock by a rubber band. I put this in a drinking glass tilted and set near the rock where the crab lives. I’ve caught many crabs this way. Eventually you’ll get him and a friend or two that you haven’t seen yet.
 

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:oops: You shut your dirty mouth

:face-with-tears-of-joy:
or a bobbit worm
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