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Old 07-05-2015, 08:48 PM   #491
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Came in to feed today and think I caught my murderer red handed! My Cerith snail was on top of one of my scarlet hermits almost like he was trying to pull him out of the shell!

Are they known to do this???


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It's an opportunistic feeder.

The main reason it's a part of your CUC..

It was probably doing it's job trying to mop up a dead or dying body.


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Old 07-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #492
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It's an opportunistic feeder.

The main reason it's a part of your CUC..

It was probably doing it's job trying to mop up a dead or dying body.


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Hermits are pest IMO but we do need to figure out why they are dying?
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:40 PM   #493
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Hermits are pest IMO but we do need to figure out why they are dying?

I feed plenty trust me everyone gets some though the hermits are shy and I suspect scavenge at night. Weekly water changes and parameters in check. Corals are happy and extended if that says something.


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Sounds more like a dead hermit. Those snails are far from predators.
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Yea I agree with sniper hawk and I've never seen shy hermits they always seem really curious

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The snails, especially ceriths, will not kill any hermit. They week eat a dead one. Hermits on the other hand week kill a snail for food and a new home. Nothing to worry about with a small on a hermit. They are all very sensitive to fluctuations in salinity.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:08 PM   #497
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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

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The snails, especially ceriths, will not kill any hermit. They week eat a dead one. Hermits on the other hand week kill a snail for food and a new home. Nothing to worry about with a small on a hermit. They are all very sensitive to fluctuations in salinity.

Salinity hasn't changed from 1.025 so I guess the case file is Still open for the mysterious hermit deaths.

Everyone else is doing splendid!


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a lot of times you will get deaths with hermits they are caught in bulk and some just have harder times surviving as they are most likely almost smothered at the bottom , when I get bulk hermits I encounter a 3 to 1 death rate , thats why they always try to send more than you order to cover that , same thing with snails
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a lot of times you will get deaths with hermits they are caught in bulk and some just have harder times surviving as they are most likely almost smothered at the bottom , when I get bulk hermits I encounter a 3 to 1 death rate , thats why they always try to send more than you order to cover that , same thing with snails

So I guess I just need a lot more hermits


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Sorry about all those typos. Hopefully you deciphered what I was saying. It's this blasted spell check on my dumb phone. Seaweed is right, poor little dude get tossed around and piled up on each other like a bucket of gravel. Blue legs (not as bad) and the standard red legs will kill each other off and snails more so than some such as the zebras and scarlets. I wouldn't get the red leg at all, and if I got blue would only get the dwarf. Scarlets are always my recommendation. Any hermit can choose to be 'crabby' though.
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