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Hello, I just found a crab in my tank after introducing a piece of live rock with some corals on it this morning. I took him out though and don’t know if I should keep him or what? Never had a crab in my close proximity before. Can someone please identify this little guy. Thanks

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Hello, I just found a crab in my tank after introducing a piece of live rock with some corals on it this morning. I took him out though and don’t know if I should keep him or what? Never had a crab in my close proximity before. Can someone please identify this little guy. Thanks

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Emerald crab is most common.....Green Mithraculus

I would keep it


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I guess I better get used to Hansi the crab then
 

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I guess I better get used to Hansi the crab then
Keep an eye on it. From my understanding there are two varieties of emerald green crabs - one of them eats some corals when they get hungry.

On the plus side, great buble algae eaters!
 
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Hello, I just found a crab in my tank after introducing a piece of live rock with some corals on it this morning. I took him out though and don’t know if I should keep him or what? Never had a crab in my close proximity before. Can someone please identify this little guy. Thanks

805DBEA1-1D0B-46A2-94EB-FA7118ACBFD4.jpeg
Emerald crab is most common.....Green Mithraculus

I would keep it


Howdy and welcome
Highly appreciated Lapin
I guess I better get used to Hansi the crab then
Keep an eye on it. From my understanding there are two varieties of emerald green crabs - one of them eats some corals when they get hungry.

On the plus side, great buble algae eaters!
Keep an eye on it. From my understanding there are two varieties of emerald green crabs - one of them eats some corals when they get hungry.

On the plus side, great buble algae eaters!
Keep an eye on it. From my understanding there are two varieties of emerald green crabs - one of them eats some corals when they get hungry.

On the plus side, great buble algae eaters!
Thanks for the heads up. If he decides to munch on my corals to keep himself alive, so be it. I would do the same
 

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