Spider Decorator Crab


Scientific name - Camposcia retusa

Family – Majidae

Common name – Decorator, Camposcia Decorator Crab

Max Size – 4 in (10 cm)

Range: Indo-Pacific

Care Level – Easy

Temperament – Semi-aggressive

Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge food from the aquarium but should also be fed meaty foods

Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – With Caution

Captive care – The crab decorates its self with inverts, corals, shells and other things it finds in the aquarium as a from of camouflage. This can harm small corals, but in a large reef system this will spread the corals. It hunts at night, and as an opportunistic hunter it might eat small fish. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them


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