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Old 06-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Did my carpet nem just eat my emerald crab?

My emerald was on the sandbed and grabbed the edge of the carpet nem. Within seconds, the nem pulled in the crab and wrapped himself around it.


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After. Would he really eat the crab?????
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Yep. They will eat almost anything that comes in contact with their tentacles. Mine has even eaten starfish
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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Here it is now and the crab is gone!


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Old 06-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Will he spit up the shell and stuff or do they just digest it all??
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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They will usually spit it up. Atleast when mine has eaten some of my fish and the starfish he always spits up the head so i imagen he will spit up the shell
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Wow. That's... really cool. And I'm kind of biased against emeralds, so I wouldn't consider that a huge loss. But that's just me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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Here is what the nem puked up tonight!



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Old 06-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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Can't say I'm really gonna miss him either. Had to take him out of my 29 cuz he was grabbing the corals. Guess he got his!
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Allow me to admit how cool that is. My carpet doesn't eat anything he just soaks up the sun like a beach bum.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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Ya, I know it's a death in the tank. Pretty cool though. Happened while I was watching. Wish I would have thought to video it!
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