|Latin name||Camposcia retusa|
|Common name||Decorator crab|
|Family||Majoidea - Camposcia|
|Origin||East Indian Ocean, Indonesia|
|Max length||10 cm (3.9")|
As aquarium fish
Some individuals can present problems
Some individuals of this species can find it hard to acclimatize, but others are problem free.
This species is nocturnal and therefore the most active when the light is dimmed or turned off.
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
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)