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More Crab

Another fliping non-commensal crab, another Mithrax to be exact. The first one was decidedly a one algae crab. Shame it was coralline and not hair. The new model is much braver (or starved) and has been openly grazing the hair and just about anything else that crosses it’s path. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef

Tuxedo Urchin, Emerald Crab

Jabba is still moving slowly around the same rock. UPDATE: Still reading up and sadly this species of Sea Hare only live for a year until they spawn and usually die two days later. I guess I purchased Jabba just before it was due to spawn. Some piccys of the new inhabitants. A blue tuxedo urchin (Mespilla globulus): for reasons described above. A general maintenance bot that will eat all kinds of algae. I do agree that it is probably better for coralline to be kept under control as well, however nice it looks. …and (heresy!) an emerald mithrax crab (Mithrax sculptus). I really promised I wouldn’t put any non-commensal crabs in the system but prevention is better than cure at this point (I’ve learnt a hard lesson with not nipping the algae … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef