Pom Pom Crab

lg 90190 Pom Pom Crab
Latin name: (Lybia sp.)

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Tan, White



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The Pom Pom Crab is a fascinating species of crab that is sure to bring life and activity to any aquarium. Not only does it have the unique feature of having anemones in each hand, it also helps to maintain a clean environment in the aquarium by removing any left over food and other debris. While the Pom Pom is an asset to any aquarium, caution should be taken when introducing it to a reef tank as the anemones on the claws may sting nearby sessile invertebrates and corals. Fortunately, the size of the anemones is quite small, so the damage is minimal. Additionally, the Pom Pom Crab is a hardy species and an excellent choice for beginner aquarists.

The Pom Pom Crab is a unique and interesting creature that requires an appropriate diet to remain healthy and active. A balanced diet should include a variety of high-quality meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, chopped fish, and clams. A variety of other food items such as frozen shrimp, freeze-dried plankton and spirulina flakes can also be offered. It is important to ensure that the food is small enough for the crab to consume.

The approximate purchase size for this product is 1/2″ to 1″.

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