Arrghh! He is in his usual shell but is currently sitting on top of a conch snail- who is in a slightly bigger shell..... Am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he is just cleaning his shell and not sizing it up as his new home. :-(
So hows the conch and the hermit? Any murder goin on? Lol
Last night hermit crab was on top of conch all evening and you could tell he was trying to flip the shell over. Poor conch has now jammed himself in behind some live rock and half buried himself in the sand! Literally just leaving house now to go buy some empty shells- hopefully conch will get over the trauma soon!!
Yeah, my conch will b half buried in sand too sometimes, mostly during day. But comes back out at night. I'm glad he didn't kill anyone yet. I'm sure the conch will b ok. And hermit should leave conch alone once he has his bigger shell. If you put the shells near front, you'll see him change shells. It's kinda cool. They just pull up next to new shell, crawl out, crawl into new shell and off they go!! They are weird looking without a shell, though. Lol
Once the hermit gets a bigger shell he should leave conch alone. If you put shells near front, you can watch them change shells. Sometimes they seem to just "try on" different shells and sometimes go back to their previous shell. They look weird without shells! Lol good luck!
Three new shells lined up at front of tank (also new sea star and clown fish.... Oops! Can't ever go shopping for just one thing) Crab is now of course completely ignoring the new shells but also ignoring conch thankfully. 🐚
Yeah, every time I go to the fish store, I leave with at least 5 things!! Lol
Glad to hear your conch is still with us!! the hermit will change shells eventually, and he'll be happy to find the new ones when he's ready.
Yeah, hermits are fugly without their shells. Lol. Did he kill the conch? Hermits will change shells and try on other shells sometimes. Maybe he decide that it was a tad too big, but sometimes they'll go back into the shell again anyways.