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Old 09-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Crabs crawling on Corals

Hello. So I have noticed that my most active hermit, my Blue-Legged, almost never stops moving. Since adding some mushroom corals (along with a rock of zooanthus too), I've caught him walking on the mushrooms a time or two. He hasn't bitten or pinched at all, but I was wondering if I should reach in and take him off of there? Or should I just let him walk till he moves on to another part of the tank?

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Let him walk. Moving him wont do much other than get your hand wet and cause him to just walk on them when your not around.
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I have crabs (Scarlet, blue-legged) that crawl over my shrooms all the time. Does not seem to create any problems whatsoever 8)
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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I see my crabs cleaning the corals, I would do as the others say and leave them....
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That is kind of my thinking, you are trying to create a reef environment.
Let them be themselves and act naturally.
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It is very annoying. but unless they are damaging them its not worth doing anything as they do serve a purpose.
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I have a bunch of small reef crabs and they walk all over everything. They have never done any harm so just let them go...Lando
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well the consensus seems to be.....let them walk! Thank you!
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