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Boxer Crab - Lybia tessalata

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The Boxer Crab (Lybia tessalata), also known as the PomPom Crab, is named for the tiny anemones it carries in its claws. It uses the anemones as feeding tools, eating particles that stick to them. The crab will also use its anemones as weapons to fend off potential predators. Though elusive, this crab is a terrific addition to a reef aquarium. Its behavior and its beautiful lavender, purple, and white coloration make it an excellent addition to reef aquariums.
Common NameBoxer Crab
Scientific NameLybia tessalata
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)2
Min Tank Size (in gallons)10
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026

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I agree I just got one and it is quite a dancer, but I advise not to pair them up with arrow crabs they will nip

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This crab is very interesting to watch when it waves its "pom poms" in the air to defend itself. Awesome addition to reef tanks