Quick! First reactions!!

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Quick! First reactions!!

Postby J-P » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:35 pm

If you saw this bad boy in your tank what would you do?

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It appears that I have one in my tank. It is a juvie and debating on keeping it until maturity or feeding it to my crays. .. Opinions and thoughts?

Edit: this is not my pic nor are the evil looking faces in the live rock looking at the crab.
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby Arny » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:44 pm

What's this thread for?

Is there suppose to be a pic?

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby suvattii2012 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:58 pm

I would cook it and eat it?
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby J-P » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:59 pm

sorry ... edited the post. Can you see it now?

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby suvattii2012 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:05 pm

WHOA its a water gremlin? or a water critters.
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby Arny » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:05 pm

cute lil fella, I'd keep him if I were you :)

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby El Scorpio » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:55 pm

My first reaction would be a startled backwards hop followed by the the 'reaching-for-your-sidearm' hand motion towards my hip. Afterwards, I'd take a gazillion pictures of it and post a 'wtf is this thing' thread in the Marine Aquarium section, and hope one of you guys had an ID or at least a recipe.

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby zookey » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Where do you think he hitch hiked in from? I personally think he is cute and would keep him, at least for awhile. What kind of damage do you think he could do though... do you have corals? His somewhat fuzzy appearance would make me think he may be a type to damage corals....

I could be TOTALLY wrong though.....

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby chuckfriedrice » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Dude ! whatever it is it looks pissed! LMAO!!!
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby El Scorpio » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:22 pm

He looks like one of the Collectors from Mass Effect 2.

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby suvattii2012 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 am

El Scorpio wrote:My first reaction would be a startled backwards hop followed by the the 'reaching-for-your-sidearm' hand motion towards my hip. Afterwards, I'd take a gazillion pictures of it and post a 'wtf is this thing' thread in the Marine Aquarium section, and hope one of you guys had an ID or at least a recipe.



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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby LooksLater » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:32 pm

First reaction?...eeek! Kill it with fire!!! Just kidding. It is pretty scary looking, though. What IS it?
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby J-P » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:26 pm

Well we know it is a type of Xanthid crab. Very aggressive and destructive. So a no-no as far as corals are concerned. Still checking on the actual species, but it appears to be about 1" ~1.5" as an adult. Given its demeanor, I have a feeling it will have to go into its own nanno tank... if I were to decide to keep it.
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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby El Scorpio » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:36 pm

How big is he now, JP?

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Re: Quick! First reactions!!

Postby J-P » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:11 am

about 1cm or roughly 1/2" ..

I also read that many of these species are poisonous so you can't even use them as food or feeders.
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