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Old 10-03-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Tank safe hermit crab?

Hello all!

Found this guy and decided it might be one of the neatest crabs I ever did see, so I brought it home. I have it in my refugium, but I feel as if there isn't enough room. I was wondering what kind of hermit it was and if he was reef safe.

In the main tank there's small fish from damsels to larger ones like a koran angel. Also have snails and shrimp. Hermit in question is about the size of a golf ball.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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If that's what I think it is he'll get huge and won't be reef or fish safe! I think they get about apple sized or bigger.
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The size of an apple?! I never new hermits could get that big.

So safe to say it'll need to stay in the refugium then?

(Can you tell I'm kinda new to this? )
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I've seen a couple of those at one of my LFS, and they do get quite big. I would say even bigger than an apple. Not sure of the name or if reef safe, though. I've seen some huge hermits, so I wouldn't just go putting any hermit you find in your tank. Can't remember his name, but there's a poster on here that has a hermit the size of a football in his tank.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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I was just reading that post not too long ago... I think it's in an 1100 gallon shark tank. FREAKING HUGE hermit!!!!

If you're going to keep him in your 'fuge, don't forget to get him a couple of shells to move up to.

As far as a reef safe hermit that plays well with others, the scarlet is my favorite.... gets up to about 1" to 1 1/2".
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I was just reading that post not too long ago... I think it's in an 1100 gallon shark tank. FREAKING HUGE hermit!!!!

If you're going to keep him in your 'fuge, don't forget to get him a couple of shells to move up to.

As far as a reef safe hermit that plays well with others, the scarlet is my favorite.... gets up to about 1" to 1 1/2".
Yeah, I would personally be totally creeped to have that huge hermit in my tank.
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Don't put it in your tank I put two and had to throw then out, worst thing ever. Killed like 4 small hermits killed 3 really big red legs and killed two turbo snails.
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Throw them out???? What did you do with them?
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Throw them out???? What did you do with them?
Back in the ocean lol
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