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View Poll Results: Minthrax/Emerald Crab to control bubble algae???
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:21 PM
Kaos Kaos is offline
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Question Emerald/Minthrax crab....yes or no???

This bubble algae is starting to get on my nerves. I know Minthrax/Emerald crabs eat it (as long as it's small) but I also know they are somewhat questionable as far as reef safe.

My tank is stocked w/ SPS, LPS, and Zoo's. The other inhabitants are 2 clownfish, a pepermint shrimp, and various snails.

So should I take the chance???
Old 12/30/2007, 10:28 PM
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I guess it's too early to tell, but I have a red mithrax in my tank for 3 weeks or so now and hasn't done any damage yet, and has even helped with the hair algae.
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:32 PM
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i had 2 of em , fun to watch but the novelty wore off
Old 12/30/2007, 10:34 PM
McTeague McTeague is offline
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I have four, one I purchased and three that came in on live rock.

They only seem to eat the coralline, nothing else.
Old 12/30/2007, 10:37 PM
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mine ate hair algae!!
I love them

but yes there is that danger
Old 12/30/2007, 10:40 PM
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Have had two for a year now, never any problems.
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:49 PM
capn_hylinur capn_hylinur is offline
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Originally posted by Fast Eddie H
Have had two for a year now, never any problems.
I have had four since I started the tank--no problems--no bubble algae.
"evrr bean to sea Billy--evrr smelled a fish?" "Aye capn..experience is the best teacher"
Old 12/30/2007, 11:18 PM
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I had two for awhile. They ate the bubble algae just fine. Then they started to pick at a Toadstool coral, so they were gone after that.

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