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Old 08-19-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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BEWARE of killer hermit crabs! Read before you buy...

Hi everyone,
So I posted about my hermit a couple of times already. Needless to say, today I HAD to get rid of him and take him back to the LFS. In the last month or so he has eaten...

watchman goby
peppermint shrimp
mithrax crab
baby trigger (my bf's 'surprise')
about 12 snails of different kinds.

He was about 3-4 inches big, red with white spots and 'hair' and would hide in the sand and then attach sleeping fish and critters. He would take the snails off of the wall and shake my fake coral!
I don't know if this is normal but he still scavenged my sand but ate all of my other animals for snacks!

Just wanted to let you know in case you buy one..
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:24 AM   #2
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Ive heard from my LFS that basically any crabs with hair are going to be carnivorous, but that sounds freaking crazy. i would have thrown it out my window or something.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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Sounds like this guy:
http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=1&item_id=16
Mine was put in the sump after I found it systematically chopping the legs of my emerald serpent star.

It is a WONDERFUL addition to my sump, which has never been so clean.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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Yes, that is the a@@hole! He was so cute (at first) and I am sorry I got rid of him.. but now I can get more critters for my tank that he won't eat.
Another goby,
mithrax crab
startish
sexy shrimp
etc etc
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