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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Red Claw Crab adventures

recently received a Red Clawed Crab and rather than put him in my 25g as planned I put him in my 3g eclipse. no chance of escaping from it. I knew it would use the filter for leaving the water once he found it, but now he pretty much lives on the filter so I never see him except for the occasional journeys back into the water to seek food (it does seem to pick the debris off the filter pad). I usually catch it 2 or 3 times a week at night on the bottom. recently I see it during the day for a few minutes a couple times per week, guess either he is hungrier or more comfortable - or both.

tank is planted with good amount of crypt's and DID have some micro swords. the micro swords have "mysteriously" vanished. hmmm. I also had a small layer of detritus all over the sand bottom that has all vanished. again hmmm. maybe he and the growing number of Least Killifish teamed up on that.

I havent SEEN him go after the Killi's but as fast as they breed I wouldnt miss some missing here and there anyways. would like to add some pics but as the smaller elcipses do, the front currently has a bit of algae growth. I am pretty sure he has reduced my Ramshorn Cleanup Crew. hmmm

I am going to find a very small cave for one corner for him so maybe he hangs out on the bottom more. I know I should have already done that

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Yeah I'm dieing to see this beast again! He narrowly escaped the murderous crab. (Initially I thought I had sent the evil crab but turns out I think I found him under my bead haha!!)

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I'd love to see some pics.

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haha right now he still pretty much lives on the filter of the 3g eclipse. and good thing he does - he survived a chemical accident (overdosed tank on plant food) that clouded the tank water and wiped out my Least Killi population in a couple hours.

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Bummer for the killis, however at least the RCC is still alive.

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