Percnon gibbesi

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Facts
Latin name Percnon gibbesi
Local name Sally Lightfoot Crabs
Family Majoidea - Percnon
Origin East Indian Ocean, The Mexican Golf
Max length 10 cm (3,9")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 200 cm (53 gal)
Hardiness Hardy
Suitable for aquarium Suitable for most aquarium
Reef safe Reef safe with luck
Aggressiveness Might be aggressive towards other species
Feed
Recommended Microalgea (Eg. spirulina)
Macroalgea (Eg. seaweed / nori)
Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
Detritus
Beware of
Can be a threat to anemones

This species likes eating anemones.

Can be a threat to small fish

This spicies might be a threat to smaller fishes.

Threat towards crustaceans

This species poses a threat towards shrimps and crabs etc., which are relatively small.

Descriptions and further reading
Description

This crab can be a threat to small fish, crustaceans and corals, when they are fully grown. 

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)