Camposcia retusa

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Facts
Latin name Camposcia retusa
Local name Decorator crab
Family Majoidea - Camposcia
Origin East Indian Ocean, Indonesia
Max length 10 cm (3,9")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 100 cm (26 gal)
Hardiness Hardy
Suitable for aquarium Suitable with care
Reef safe Reef safe with caution
Aggressiveness Unknown
Feed
Recommended Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
Larger crustaceans (Shrimp, crabs...)
Other invertebrates
Fish
Maybee Soft coral
Beware of
Some individuals can present problems

Some individuals of this species can find it hard to acclimatize, but others are problem free.

Keep in mind
Nocturnal

This species is nocturnal and therefore the most active when the light is dimmed or turned off.

Descriptions and further reading
Description

Will sometimes cut at the soft coral to decorate themselves, and will in some cases actually eat the it. 

Sometimes they will use rock, algae or similar as decoration. 

Family description (Majoidea)

Most crabs are not wanted in coral aquaria, although there are a few which are either fun or useful.

References and further reading

About references

James W. Fatherree. 2010. Aquarium Invertebrates: Crabs in the Marine Aquarium - Advanced Aquarist - (English)
Ronald L. Shimek. 2004. Marine Invertebrates (PocketExpert Guide) - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. Crabs For Marine Aquariums? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - Wet Web Media - (English)