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  1. Default dismembered hermit

    0 Not allowed!
    hey guys,

    i was watching my inverts since my clown is still in QT, and noticed that my green emerald crab was being very aggressive towards my hermits, to the point he would clamp his claws at them and pick and move them around briefly. i came back a few hours later and noticed an empty shell at the base of the rock where my crab hangs out and tiny legs around the area. im assuming the crab kill the hermit.

    do these crabs do this often? if so is there anyway to stop him, he is fed by hand so im sure he is not hungry.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  2. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Crabs are some bloodthirsty buggers,hermits as well as the other types. My ems have a war goin on with my bumblebee snails lately and the bbs are losing.

  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    The green emerald might do that with the fish too, with a mean crab like that I'd take it back to the store. Try a porcelain crab instead, they're peaceful filter feeders.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

  4. #4


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    Hermits like to kill each other for the heck of it. Most of the time they do it to take the others shell, but I've seen them do it just for the fun of it, and just leave the shell there. I usually have to buy more hermits twice a year because of this

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump

  5. #5


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    Emeralds don't seem to like each other much. I've bought two twice, and each time I ended up with just one.

    My hermits, however, since I stopped giving them bigger shells, are not killing each other off anymore. I still have almost all my hermits from when I first started the tank.
    20gal long planted community

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