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Old 08-31-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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OoO my snails killed a hermit crab OoO

Last night I found 1 snail is kissing the hermit, I thought it was the hermit checking if the shell is open for its new home, so I left then alone.
this morning.... 3 snails r all over/around the hermit, little weird, so I take them out, and get the snails off the hermit......and the hermit shell and inside is full with slime from the snails....I clean the slime off but the hermit is gone.
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is that possible if there r more snails in the tank, they might be aggressive to hermit??

the hermit was still alive yesterday around 8pm, untill 11pm the first snails came contact with it.
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I had a snail eat my brand new peppermint shrimp. Poor little guy was smaller than the nassarius snails.

I'd say anything's possible based on that.
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The hermit must have been sick or dying or dead.
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I m gonna put another hermit down to the sump and see what will happen OoO
if I have killing snails, I m gonna return them to my lfs= ="
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IMO on the hermit and shrimp. They were all over the molt. They look like the real thing.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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I should have take a picture when I found that. I will see if the snails do that again XP
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What kind of snails?
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i believe is Nassarius
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There is a snail that looks a lot like the nararius that will eat clams but i don't know if they will eat hermit crabs. Melev's Reef - What is a whelk?
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I have to agree with the rest, they were probably finishing up their cleaning duties. If you were talking about bumblebee snails, that may have been a different story as they sometimes like to snack on other snails.
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