Spider Decorator Crab Compatibility

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I think spider decorator crabs (Camposcia retusa) are cool. I know they cant go with soft corals, but can they go with stony corals? And would they be able to go with five snails of varying sizes? And how long do they tend to live in captivity?
 

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I have no idea if they're safe for stony corals or snails (though I imagine they might pick up the corals if they're small enough), and I can't find any info on how long they live. Sorry. Recommended tank sizes I've seen range from 20-30 gallons though, so a 16 may be doable, but likely less than ideal. That said, these guys have been kept as pairs and bred in 13 gallon tanks before*, so I'd imagine it could work if you arranged the rockwork properly.

*The study where they were bred (it has info on how they kept/conditioned the broodstock, so it may be useful if you want to keep these guys):
 
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