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Online Heinbaughb

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Emerald crab experiences
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:08:30 »
Iím thinking of adding an emerald crab to help with some turf algae and to add some diversity to my clean up crew. Has anyone added one before and regretted it?


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Offline merlin3

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 08:49:39 »
Used them for years and never had an issue. Mainly used them for bubble algae.

Offline Agame43

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 10:26:10 »

These are great for clean up, I like the Blue leg hermits for turf algae - they work wonders.  ;)

Offline mtamorrow

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 10:56:01 »
Had a couple emeralds and never had an issue. Didnít have any real algae though, so I would had feed him pieces of nori. I just had them cause they are cool!

They always hung out behind my mini carpets.




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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 11:15:29 »
Sounds like they would be worth a try! I have a little bubble algae as well but itís easily removable, I just havenít had a chance to reach in to pull it out.


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Offline Agame43

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 11:30:46 »

Here are a couple other great adds for cleaning:

Offline Agame43

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 11:31:41 »

 A great website is "ReefCleaners.org" and of course local buy around the area at different LFS places.

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 10:57:01 »
After the emerald crab clears the tank of algae they will need to be fed.  Most likely mine starved to death because of my tiny NANO tank 13.5 gallons.  After he cleaned all the hair algae he starved, and then my snail ate him.


Offline Steve

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 11:25:29 »
Emeralds do have large appetites, they love nori.

Offline kellyj

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Re: Emerald crab experiences
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 13:14:01 »
Gerber's has a special BOGO on emeralds right now.  $9.99 for two isn't a bad price.
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