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Old 09-23-2003, 06:53 PM   #11
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any animal that cant right itself is just asking to give up its shell
LMAO

I feel exactly the same way, so, when I see it happen, I flip a coin. Heads? you live, Tails? you die. Hmmm You feel lucky? I know the snails don't like this, but hmm they have to go through this in the wild, so I say let it be in my (their) tank....
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me to but do they ever die heheheh ive had my jaw fish burry and then unburry and they still alive dont get it
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Old 09-23-2003, 07:10 PM   #13
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were the shells ya added the same size at least as the one that he stole??

No, they were a little bigger, but there was a good variety of them, and one of them just took and empty one last night....I wish I could watch this!

I have had two of my astrias die from not being able to right themselves...I tip em over when ever I see them (i payed for em!)but I guess I didn't catch these two quick enough. I went the longest time with them not falling over once, and in the past mont, they all have decided to tip over at one time or another!
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it really not much to watch the ones ive seen just pull both shells together and whammm its done not like he walks around nude looking ya know heheheh
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Ahhhh, I figured them for exhibitionist's
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So what combination of snail and crab actually works. If the snails can't defend themselves, and hermit crabs take the shell just to try them out, then is a different kind of crab going to solve the problem?
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The kind where the snail's shell is too small for the hermit to even care about the snails shell.
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is this because they dont have enough food, want the shell, or are just aggressive?
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Okay, IME, blue-legs are very aggressive. They will kill for shells, for food, and just because. We always provide tons of empty shells for the hermits (living near the beach, we have access). Blues *always* still kill the snails.
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I duct taped tooth picks to my Snails.. they use them to fend off the Hermits..


However the hermits have adapted to doing drive bys on the snails cribs .

Its a mess in there..

This One hermit that I thought died and I laughed at him for dying. Actull, hey molted then he came back few days later.. in a Snails shell. Climb up on a rock and waved me over to my tank.. I stared at him in dis-belief that he was alive.

He just fliped me off turned around and crawed back down the rock ..


I Hate him.
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I duct taped tooth picks to my Snails.. they use them to fend off the Hermits..


However the hermits have adapted to doing drive bys on the snails cribs .

Its a mess in there..

This One hermit that I thought died and I laughed at him for dying. Actull, hey molted then he came back few days later.. in a Snails shell. Climb up on a rock and waved me over to my tank.. I stared at him in dis-belief that he was alive.

He just fliped me off turned around and crawed back down the rock ..


I Hate him.
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