My friend has a couple of these in her reef. She feeds them pieces of fresh cocktail shrimp and the scavenge the sand for food. The bad thing is you hardly ever see them, they hide alot. Another interesting thing is they never drop the anenomes except when they molt. HTH.
we have one of these little guys in our 7g bowfront at work..he is frigin awesome.....its a reef tnak and weve never had problems with him huritng any other corals with his anemones....they are soo cool...i love the way they "shadowbox" by moving their anemones all around!
Another interesting thing is they never drop the anenomes except when they molt.
I had wondered about these too, awhile back, and just thought to myself its probably not a good idea in a reef. I thought I read or seen that it will pick at corals to replace the pom poms if lost or whatever it had available. And, if drops the anenomes when molting, how does it get more? does it pick it off the molt? Use coral pieces? Just a thought to throw in there for ya ReefNut---adding to the confusion. Curious too.
the anemone grows out of its pincers...its some kind of crazy modification.....the crab waves the anemones around in the water to catch zoo/phytoplankton whcih it then consumes! like its holding flypaper!