Oh my stars Emma is a boy...

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  1. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

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    So today Emma was doing a feeding dance when the lights came on so I tossed her a.few pellets... I got a super neat shot of her standing on the glass and got curious if I had sexed her right... I didn't... Emma is now Emmet...

    The tower like part in the middle only males have that section... This is true for all true crab species (I didn't realize some crab species were not considered actual crabs ?.?)

    Anyways I plan to learn all about breeding them find a girl and breed! I've never heard of someone selling tank raised emeralds so I'd love to be the one to do it!
     
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    Whoops!
    Emmet is a pretty cool looking crab!
     
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    Thanks Lucy I'm pretty fond of him! Lol so fond literally he is the biggest thing in the tank... I'm afraid he will stop coming out if I add a fish...
     
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    How big is the tank?
     
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    26g bowfront :D

    Current stock is
    1 emerald crab
    1 blue legged hermit crab
    3 giant ceriths (lazy and i hate them sooo much)
    1 paly coral (recently turned green!)

    I'm planning to add some micro starfish if i can find a seller close to me...

    But i do have fish planned so if I breed I plan to setup a 20g with a 20g sump/fuge in my computer room to breed these guys... I'm just having a hard time finding good info on it...
     
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    Bow fronts are pretty.

    I had to google giant ceriths. lol
    Bet that coral looks nice.
     
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    My bowfront looks plan... I haven't had time or money to buy more rocking so I've got 20lbs live sand and 10lbs live rock xD I want about 25-30lbs more rocking...

    The Ceriths I bought for algae consumption but I see them doing their job once a week... For an hour then under the sand they go... I miss my astreas so much

    And yeah the coral is pretty... It started of brown and slowly turned green... I'll see if I can get a better picture for you!
     
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    Great! How about a pic of the whole tank too.
     
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    My blue legged hermit crab

    One of the 10 MTS snails that made it into the tank by accident (yes the freshwater mts lol)

    The paly coral that Rogue gave me for my birthday

    Fts
    That's byopsis growing on the back wall (I clean everything but the back) I plan to get some astreas and Microstars to feed from it til then I like the lazy wave haha
     
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    Looking good.

    The first pic made the crab look so big. I guess it's not. lol
     
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    Nope he is maybe 2 inches claw to claw... Big in emerald standards that I've seen so far though...
     
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    I don't know why but I pictured this great big crab like kind to catch and eat.
    :;fim
     
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    Bahaha seeing that pic I would have too xD
     
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    MTS can survive in salt water? Nice crab btw
     
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    MTS are normally found in brackish water areas so yeah lol... I figured the sudden salinity shock would have killed them but i was wrong.
     
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    For the byopsis growth you might want to get mystery snails. You won't be disappointed!
     
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