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Spider Decorator Crab Camposcia retusa

Spider Decorator Crab (Camposcia retusa)  
Aliases:  Decorator Crab, Camposcia Decorator Crab
Spider Decorator Crab Camposcia retusa
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  Family:  Majidae
  Maximum Size:  4.5 inches
  Temperament:  Semi-Aggressive
  Stamina:  Hardy

  Activity:  Night / Nocturnal
  Tank Area Preference:

  Captive Breeding:  Unreported
  Sexual Differences:  None Specified

  Aquarium Compatibility


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   The Spider Decorator Crab is typically brown in appearance, most of the time it has "decorated" itself with a multitude of colors. It grabs bits of algae, sponges and soft corals and uses it to camouflage itself. It is "reef compatible" from a certain point of view, it may and will irritate some corals and sponges, but it can also aid in coral propagation in very large systems.   
The Spider Decorator Crab (Camposcia retusa) is sometimes called a Decorator Crab or a Camposcia Decorator Crab. It belongs to the family named Majidae. Typically reaching a max size of about 4.5 inches in length, the Spider Decorator Crab is semi-aggressive in nature and hardy in stamina. It's more active during the evening hours or at night and less so during the day. According to FishDB current data, captive breeding success is unreported and there are no external signs of sexual differences. Tank parameters should be maintained with ph level between 8.1 - 8.4, temperature between 77 - 79 degrees fahrenheit, and a salinity between 1.020 - 1.023. Some of the environmental concerns that you should strive to replicate in your home aquaria to promote succesful acclimation include a well established aquarium and plenty of hiding spaces.

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