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Old 08-12-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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Hermit crab appeared in tank?

So i have a 55 gallon saltwater tank that ive had for almost a month now.
My tank includes a few fish, snails, and only 2 hermit crabs.
Wake up this morning to find a 3rd hermit crab body dead.
Trying to figure out how i never noticed a 3rd one walking around especially with it being as big as it is and how that 3rd one could have gotten in there when i know for a fact i only put two in.


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Old 08-12-2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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Hitchhikers are quite common.

Could it be a molt?


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I had an elephant slug come out of my live rock a year after the tank was set up. It happens.
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Hermit crab appeared in tank?

It could have just molted. Is it in a shell? The same thing happened to me.


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