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Old 03-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Help crabs are being killed

Hi need some help as all my hermit crabs are being killed by something and the guy in shop ain't no help. I've put some new ones in and done the drip method like I do with everything I add, all my tests are good now as few months had red algae as was feeding my fish 3 times aday but now it's gone and have cut down on my feeding so think someone's hungry haha. Here's list of what I got in tank; 2 clowns. 1 regal tang. 1 flame angle . 1 Royal Gramma. 1 Emperor Cardinal. 1 sand shifting goby
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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Could be your crabs killin each other... I went from 15 to 2 in the matter of a couple months.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Could be your crabs killin each other... I went from 15 to 2 in the matter of a couple months.
But then one should remain alive at the end, right? Is this what's happening?
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All I have is empty shells and have looked all over but can't find any live ones
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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But then one should remain alive at the end, right? Is this what's happening?
Yes the last one "Bruno" has taken reign...
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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3x a day feeding is a awful lot to feed
I would be concerned with ammonia phos nitrates ect
as for your hermits my flame angel loved to munch on my inverts
he also munched on my clam
just a few things to look at
just out of curiosity what size tank is this there's nothing in your profile
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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I'm not feeding them 3x now as stated I've cut down due to red algae. I'm thinking it my flame as he's only been in few months and this happened over last month. My tank is 75 us gallon
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Do you have any other inverts? Shrimp, emerald crabs, snails? If so, are these getting picked off too?
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Yeah got cleaner,sexy and peppermint plus few different snails but all are ok
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Then I would lean towards them killing each other. Anything that eats crabs would most likely go after a snail too.
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