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Stenorhynchus seticornis
Arrow Crab

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Photo Credit: Leandro Neme

Name: Stenorhynchus seticornis
Size BehaviorReef
Origin: Western Atlantic
15 cm Scavenger Low Risk

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Great tank scavengers. One per tank only. They are very cool to watch as they pick up pieces of food and put it into their mouth. They will pick up anything at the bottom of the tank and eat it. When buying make sure they have both of their front claw hands.

Contributed by Rich Klimkiewicz
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Quite the bully at times but very amusing to watch. I would not be without one of these interesting creatures.

Contributed by a visitor
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This is a realy great addition to a reef, if you do not have clams present. I lost 3 maxima clams before catching the culprit.

Contributed by Gerald Warner
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My Arrow Crab is great at picking up detritus. Given half a chance it will grab large pieces of frozen food and stash it. I have seen it fighting with my Banded Coral Shrimp, actually nipping off part of the shrimp's long antennae with it's delicate blue claws before the shrimp retreated. The shrimp is about double the size of the arrow crab.

Contributed by Terrence Pardoe
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My Arrow Crab is great at picking up detritus. Given half a chance it will grab large pieces of frozen food and stash it. I have seen it fighting with my Banded Coral Shrimp, actually nipping off part of the shrimp's long antennae with it's delicate blue claws before the shrimp retreated. The shrimp is about double the size of the arrow crab.

Contributed by Terrence Pardoe
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Very sensitive! Be very careful when introducing him to a tank (as far as salt levels etc). Don't put your hands in a tank the same day you have used chemicals such as bleach or furniture polish (even if you have cleaned your hands well).

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