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Algae Eating Emerald Crab (Mithrax sculptus)
  • Algae Eating Emerald Crab (Mithrax sculptus)

Algae Eating Emerald Crab (Mithrax sculptus)


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Emerald crabs are general algae eaters and a good scavenger for any reef tank. They have been noted to eat various algae in the reef tank like hair algae, macro algae and even bubble algae. They are primarily herbivores but since they are also scavengers they will even eat uneaten fish food.

The Emerald crab is easily recognized by it&39,s green heavily sculpted body.

Natural Environment: This Emerald crab was collected in the Florida Keys.

Hardiness: Easy
Scientific Name: Mithrax sculptus
Family: Crustaceans
Temperature: 75 to 82°,F
Common Names: Emerald Crab, Mithrax Crab