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Old 01-01-2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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lol, true. Would like to find him a home though.
If you want different, you won't find these in you neighborhood LFS though.
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Gotta pic ?? Any idea how big it will get ??
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:03 AM   #13
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Why might I ask did you move them to the sump ????
Found em killing too many snails, even if the snail was too small for it's shell to be used as a home.
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I've noticed that I keep finding my hermits on the sand or rock with no shell.... the "hard part" claws,legs etc. is still intact but the fleshy part looks eaten...

I have other shells in the tank... any idea why this would happen????
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Molts, I have a Hermit thats is as big as some of my fish and he bothers no one.
The "fleshy part" is where they break out in the molting process.
Hermit IMO are a great part of many thriving systems and if properly cared for, will not bother other inhabitants.
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OOOOOOOOOOO... I was wondering that.... I mean I knew they grew and got into new shells.... but being the genius that I am... I thought they were special and they're skin grew with them..... o well.... ok kewl... so I probably haven't lost anywhere near as many as I though..... thanks man......
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I've seen a few red leg hermits in my tank playing too close to the polyps and stuff. are they supposed to not be reef safe? I know sally's and emeralds are ok but maybe i'm wrong with the red legs? I too have caulerpa in my tank but after reading that i'm taking it all out in the morning and throw it in with the algae blenny. What pollutants do they put into the water?
as per the hermits.. it depends on what they look like... do they have hairy legs or smooth... the smooth legged ones are awesome to have... most kind of crabs that have hairly legs can be pests... the red legged hermits with the hairy legs are actaully carnivorous and can get very big... at work we had a big one in with some bigger fish.. he was trying to chase tangs down.. they were pretty much having fun watching him try but you never know
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