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Old 12/02/2007, 02:24 PM
hybridgenius hybridgenius is offline
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Planning on getting PORCELAIN CRAB

How are these creatures? I heard sometimes there ARENT reef-safe, but does any of you have one and could share some experiences? Also, what type of anemone does it like?
Old 12/02/2007, 08:29 PM
MegsB MegsB is offline
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my mom has one, she has never had a problem with it, and it lives mostly in her red bubble sea weed.
Old 12/02/2007, 08:30 PM
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I've kept them in my FOWLR tanks. You'll hardly ever see it, except for catching it trying to snag food every now and again.
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Old 12/02/2007, 08:30 PM
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A porcelain crab is a filter feeder, totally reef safe.

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Old 12/02/2007, 10:44 PM
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I have 2 of them, they are cool little addition's to the tank. One is in my Frogspawn while the other is in a BTA. They are out all day in my tank, it is very seldom I see them leave the host. And yes they are reef safe.
Here is one w/the BTA

And the other in the Frogspawn
Old 12/02/2007, 11:33 PM
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Thats really nice how they're so attached to the anemone and frogspawn. Thanks alot guys... made my decision in purchasing one that much easier.
Old 12/02/2007, 11:56 PM
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The white ones need nems' while the purple/blue line ones live on rocks..
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Old 12/03/2007, 12:43 AM
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I've got two of the porcelain anemone crabs. One lives in my Florida Coni Anemone, & the other lives under my short tentacle plate coral. I actually see mine quite a bit, they are out filter feeding. I also 3 Emerald crabs and two sally lightfoot crabs. It is funny, the anemone crab that ives under the plate coral is territorial and throws up his pinchers when other crabs invade his space. My tank is 80 ga. and the other crabs just move on when there is a confrontation.
Old 12/03/2007, 05:44 AM
willhoward willhoward is offline
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They are really cool to watch! I bought mine with a Kenya Tree coral, but the coral died and I have no other coral in my tank except some green star polyps. The crab has his favorite spot in the tank, but travels a bit and is out most of the time! Can't go wrong
Old 12/03/2007, 10:50 AM
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you think it will accept my fox coral?
Old 12/03/2007, 11:24 AM
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One of the better crabs in my reef tank.

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