Sally lightfoot crab Guide

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I just got a new Sally Lightfoot crab in my new aquarium. I just realized that it could be pretty aggressive, so I am wondering if there is any suggestion of additional crab food I can get to keep it nice and full so it won't eat my clownfish.

Also, I am looking for suggestions on what other aquarium-bed animals that could live with the Sally lightfoot. I am looking for either shrimp or crabs, but I am also open to any other suggestions.
 

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I have had several sally crabs and they are fast scavengers but I have never seen one aggressive to another motile animal other than stealing food chunks. I have seen them remove mysis from corals and do damage like that. Feeding the corals powdered coral foods (reef roids, dd foods, etc.) seems to avoid that. I like these crabs and their colorful backs.
 

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