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    Just wondering, do hermit crabs fight a lot? I Had a bit of a battle royal going on for a minute today. lol

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    Hermit crabs can be rather aggressive lol.... they tend to dither a little as time passes.... they get into scraps and bang each others shells lol...... they usually get more docile the longer they are in a particular habitat......
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    do you have lots of spare shells? if not they may be fighting for the others shell. lol, youve got some rage in the cage!

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    we have a lot of spare shells. In fact a couple of them are changing shells a couple times a day!! lol

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    lol, i guess theyre playing roman gladiators then!

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    playing a deadly game of musical chairs.....
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    have they suffered any real wounds? missing legs, claws? if not i wouldn't worry at all.

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    no wounds since I got rid of the red one I had. He liked eating the other crabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimpierce
    no wounds since I got rid of the red one I had. He liked eating the other crabs.
    maybe the red one just wanted to go eat at red lobster?

    lol, but seriously, i have no idea why theyre fighting, some are just troublemakers

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    I have two and they scrap a little. In the ocean they will fight to the death over a shell. I've noticed, if there is limited hiding places they may scrap over that also.

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