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Old 01-05-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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Whodunnit?

I came upstairs to feed my fish after getting ready for school and what do I see? My hermit (normal one) eating my banded shrimp!

My question is: Did the hermit kill him, or did he die and then the hermit started doing his job. Are they usually aggressive.

I did add water last night (It needed it badly. I was slacking. ) could that have killed him? (If it was not the hermit.)
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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Are you sure it wasn't just a molt? If not, I would say the hermit is innocent. He was just doing his job either way.
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I agree. It was most likely a molt. If it was the actual shrimp, it probably died and the crab was just cleaning it up.
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Definately not a molt. I only have a 10 gallon. There would be an actual shrimp somewhere if it was a molt. Not to mention the corpse is brightly colored and... the whole shebang.

The picture was taken from the end of the tank.
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My CBS molts are brightly colored. Sure he's not under a rock somewhere?
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I would guess a molt or the crab is cleaning up an already ailing animal. IMO hermits are too slow for a healthy CBS.
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Definitely too slow.... the CBS was either dying or dead... if you don't see another skrimp in a few days then the CBS died on it's own.....
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Here I go again with the pic...
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make sure the file size is smaler than 100k
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