not exactly ceph related.. but invert related. with pics.

k0mpresd

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so it looks like i have a "pregnant" pom pom crab in a 3gal nano reef. do crabs produce eggs even if they are no males around? im assuming so. pretty sure that is the only pom pom in the tank. :lol: should i do anything? will it be ok for the tank for the eggs to be released in there? thanks.

edit: seems to be common. a lot of google results.

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It will certainly be interesting to see if they hatch and survive. Do you have a fish in there? If not, you might have a chance. Be sure to take pictures and post them.
 

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no fish. just that pom pom, blue leg hermit, tiger pistol shrimp, sexy shrimp, and whatever else happens to be in there.
 

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The shrimp may eat the babies or eggs (depending upon how long they stay with the mother) and the little ones may end up in your filter but I can't think of any other issue.
 

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Animal Mother;129516 said:
Pretty cool. My girlfriend's always wanted one of those, but I think I've convinced her they are too tiny to enjoy in any of our tanks.

What's one more little tank :confused: :sagrin:
 

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