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Old 06-27-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Hermit crab question

Normal for a hermit crab to moult back into its same shell?

Thought it had died cause found its exoskeleton in the tank and none of the other shells I have in the tank occupied.

It is the only inhabitant in my tank minus pods, macro algae, and live rock. And some form of sea slug I found on the glass. Crab and slug hitchhiked on my rock.


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Yeah, happens all the time in my tank. Perfectly normal. They only look for shells when needed but make sure you have plenty of spares
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Yeah, happens all the time in my tank. Perfectly normal. They only look for shells when needed but make sure you have plenty of spares

Thank you. Had a collection of about 40 snail shells from shell collection over the years so strangely had ready when I saw him in the tank.


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