Emerald Crab

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The Emerald Crab, scientifically known as Mithraculus sculptus, is a small marine crab species commonly found in tropical reef environments. This crab species is highly valued in the aquarium trade for its striking emerald green coloration and its ability to consume various types of algae, including nuisance algae that can overgrow coral reefs and aquariums.

Emerald Crabs have flattened bodies with broad, oval-shaped carapaces and distinctively shaped pincers. They are generally peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tank mates, although they may become territorial if resources are limited.

In addition to their algae-eating behavior, Emerald Crabs are scavengers and will consume detritus and leftover food particles in the aquarium. They require a well-established tank with plenty of hiding places and ample algae growth to thrive.

Overall, the Emerald Crab is a popular choice for marine aquarium enthusiasts seeking a natural means of algae control and a colorful addition to their tank.

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