Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: found reddish crab with black tips on his claws in my liverock

  1. #1
    Curious Reefer
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    found reddish crab with black tips on his claws in my liverock

    i found the little guy with what i think was a small bristle worm in his claws, looked like a caterpillar with hairs on it. The crab has red hairs on it, not overly bushy, is it a "bad crab" ?

  2. #2
    Grand Master Reefer CarmieJo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    14,980
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 179 Times in 166 Posts
    Caterpillar with hairs sounds like a bristleworm to me. Hitchhiker crabs can often be problematic. Here is a couple great hitchhiker guides.

    Crab Hitch Hikers
    LionfishLair.com - Hitchhiker Guide to your Aquarium
    Carmie


    Only disasters happen fast!





    Carmie's 54 Corner Tank
    Carmie's Cube


    Show people you value their advice! Click the STAR icon at the bottom of the post to add to their reputation.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mantis shrimp claws inspire better body armor
    By Rob in forum Advanced Aquarist Magazine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-08-2012, 05:10 PM
  2. New purple crab found on Palawan Island in the Philippines
    By Rob in forum Advanced Aquarist Magazine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2012, 02:38 PM
  3. Curing liverock?
    By weslogston in forum New to Saltwater
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2010, 11:41 PM
  4. Reddish worm on my new live rock?
    By Marcellina in forum New to Saltwater
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-03-2009, 12:50 PM
  5. weird crab hitchhiker found in 29 gal biocube
    By BayAreaSteve in forum General Marine Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-20-2008, 11:12 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •