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Old 08-15-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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Cant keep hermits

Hey guys. I am having a problem keeping hermit crabs alive and in their shells. Any help here.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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What's your parameters and tank size etc?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #3
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What else is in the tank
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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At work now. Can't get parameters


Pair of clowns, pj cardinal, dwarf Pygmy angel, and Chinese zebra dart.

Hammer and Duncan coral
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I would say maybe high nitrates as inverts are sensitive to this but check when you get back may need some water changes to get parapets back to what they should be
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They leave their shells and die? Thats odd, maybe the pygmy is pulling them out. Hermits can die from parameter issues but for all of them to leave their shells is odd. They usually (IME) stay in their shells until they are too big or a snail is around for them to rob.
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I've seen some of mine kill each other to steal shells. Never understood why considering there's plenty of empty shells in my tank
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They do that a lot too. If you have any left this may be what's happening
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