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Old 03-03-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Zoas eat hermit crab

So yeah.. I was looking around and found this crazy pick. Has anyone ever witnessed this before? I sure haven't.



And just for reference, so i don't some how get sued for not giving credit to the person who owns this pic.. here's the link to the thread from whence it came.
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...c=221946&st=20
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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how did it get the hermit out of its shell? AND I dont even see a shell laying around the area. Photoshop?
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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It's not a photoshop. Just to let you know lol.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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did you take the Photo? Where is the hermits shell? If you didnt take it how are you so sure its not photoshoped? If it is real thats kinda freaky! Where did you get the photo?
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Got it over at nano-reef.com. That site scares me, but some of the legit members have some amazing aquariums. The thread from which this came from, the guy said that this was a molt of the hermit crab, and not the real hermit crab. That's why there's no shell. Regardless, this still looks awesome. I never knew zoas could do this, let alone feed them things.
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wow ok.
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Nice Zoos.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:39 PM   #8
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did you take the Photo? Where is the hermits shell? If you didnt take it how are you so sure its not photoshoped? If it is real thats kinda freaky! Where did you get the photo?
Hermits are not attached to their shells. they will go in and out of shells all the time (after all they dont grow their shells they steal them). I have spotted my electric blue hermit perched on a rock naked quite a few times, it is strange to see though haha.
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Hermits are not attached to their shells. they will go in and out of shells all the time (after all they dont grow their shells they steal them). I have spotted my electric blue hermit perched on a rock naked quite a few times, it is strange to see though haha.

Yea I know they are not attached and they steal them. I have never seen one out of the shell. My point was they are unprotected outside their shells and the zoa would had to have pull the crab out of the shell and then git rid of the shell, doing all of that with no arms. I thought that would be pretty tough. BUT stranger things have happened
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what I was getting at is that the hermit could have been out of his shell going to another one that is out of our viewing area and walked across the zoa. but seeing as it is known that it is a molt of the hermit it doesnt really matter.
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