NANFA-- feeding marine crabs

Shireen Gonzaga (
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 23:44:40 -0500

Hi... I have a small marine crab who is a picky eater.
He was doing fine on krill and frozen silversides for
the last 2 months. But for the past few days he hasn't
been eating. Today, I placed a piece of silverside in
front of him, turned away for a minute to wash my hands,
and when I returned, the little brat had ejected the
fish out of his "territory!" It was quite comical, like
a kid throwing a temper tantrum.

I don't think he's sick. He seems active and healthy-

I'll try clams next, I guess. But I was wonderin--what
else could I feed Mr. Fuzzy?

BTW, I have no idea what species he is. He's not in
any of my field guides. He hitch-hiked into my life in
some Florida Gulf maricultured live rock. (I had to
remove him from my reef tank because he was killing the
other inverts). Interesting looking fella--has these
little hairs all over his carapace, hence the dumb name.
And quite nasty too, 3 weeks ago, he reduced a sea
urchin to a pile of spikes...


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