Originally posted at Aquarium Store Depot
As we saw in our previous post, the Emerald Crab was rated the #1 algae eater in a saltwater aquarium. I wanted to dive in deeper in this post about this crab and why this crab is a great addition to your saltwater tank. I'm going to break this post down Q A style for simplicity:
Emerald crabs hail from the Caribbean Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. They are nocturnal and will hide in caves and rock during most of the day. While primarily a savager of uneaten food, it is well known in aquariums to eat algae.
Emerald crabs are compatible with just about every fish or invert you can place in the tank. Generally, as long as you food sources (waste, algae,and food from an established tank), they ...Read on →