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Crab ID anyone?

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Spotted this little blighter in my tank a few nights ago but haven't seen him since.

Can't seem to match him to any crab images on google etc.

Any ideas? Good or bad?

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Steve.

EDIT: It's about the size of a 10p coin

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Reply #1

I was going to consult the chucks addition ID guide, but it seems to be gone now.

We need to put together a crab ID guide here.  :umhum:
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Thanks:


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Reply #3

There it is! Will have to produce our own.  *D
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Reply #4

Hmmm not good looks like it's Atergatopsis signatus Guam 819-16 or
Olenothus uogi Guam 576-30
Whatever it is it's good at hiding
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2015 7:32:09 pm by Steveanem

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Reply #6

You get those details from here

Guam and the Marianas: Marine Biodiversity Images

Yes via that link you posted above. Thanks.

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Reply #7

It looks a nasty one maybe make a crab trap and bait it against the rock you see him on

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Is a plastic lucozade bottle a suitable crab trap?

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Any drinks bottle, as it's food safe plastic, so won't release any chems. Take the label off though, they're shrink wrapped in plastic label aren't they?
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This DIY guide shows you how to make a good fish/crab trap.  You just need to put some sand in the bottle, DON'T USE LEAD WEIGHTS (as in the guide).  Also, a bit of prawn or raw fish would be better than bacon/hot dog.  I like how you can just screw the end off to pop some more bait in.
How to Make a Crawfish Trap (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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Any drinks bottle, as it's food safe plastic, so won't release any chems. Take the label off though, they're shrink wrapped in plastic label aren't they?

Yes I believe so. Thanks.

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