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Old 12-06-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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killer Hermit Crab

Came home from work the other day to find my chocolate chip starfish on the top of the tank like always, but sure enough a hermit crab was latched on his leg as well. Is this usual, do i need to drop extra food in the tank to satisfy the killer crabs? They always are chewing him up when he comes down to the LS or LR.
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Curious to know what kinda hermit it is.
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if i had to guess i would say blue leg. mine are pretty aggressive compared to the scarlets or mexican red leg. after my fish eats i drop a couple of extra pellets for the crabs sometimes. they have pretty much cleaned all the algae. i drop them in a couple diiferent locations of the tank other wise i have a dozen or more hermits in one area having a giant wrestling match over the food

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The crabs are probably cleaning off the starfish, not eating it.
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The crabs are probably cleaning off the starfish, not eating it.
Agree, If fed I have never seem much aggression out of mine. Just a big part of the cleanup crew.
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