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Spider Decorator Crab
(Camposcia retusa)
Spider Decorator Crab
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Tan
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Majidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Overview

The Spider Decorator Crab, also known as Camposcia Decorator Crab or Decorator Crab, is a member of the Majidae family of spider and decorator crabs. It decorates its brown body with sponges, shells, rocks, and other items as a method of camouflage.

It is nocturnal, hunting at night. In the reef aquarium, it harvests algae, soft corals, and invertebrates to adorn its shell. This activity may cause harm to some soft corals, but in the large reef aquarium, this activity actually helps spread and propagate these same corals throughout the aquarium.

The diet of the Spider Decorator Crab should include meaty foods such as chopped fish and clams.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Matt Meyer Green Bay , WI
If you throw assorted sponges into the tank the decorator crab with "camoflage" its self with the sponges making a very colorful decorator crab. Its cute funny too see!!
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