Name:

Gorilla Crabs


Pest Type: Crabs


Scientific Name: Xanthid



Treatment: Physical removal is the best method of treatment - either set a trap or wait until the lights are out and grab the crab when it comes out

Identification: these crabs are easily identified by the black tips on their claws; as they get large, they become quite "hairy"

Prevention: Carefully check all rocks for hitchhikers before placing in the tank

gorilla crab - reefs

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