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Old 07-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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My Dottyback is eating my Hermit Crabs.

Is there anything that I can do to save them, besides taking the Dottyback out of the tank?
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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nope nto really. if you have a sump with a fuge you can put the dottyback i nthere for a while and then re introduce it to the system, but it might not stop. it all depends on the fish
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It is a nice looking fish so I want to keep him in the main tank, I guess I will just have to learn to live with his eating habits.
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are they smaller crabs?
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Yes the crabs are small in size.
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then that might be your issue, you can look into some electric blue legged hermit crabs (blue knuckle)
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Dottybacks are just a pretty mean fish for their size, they get territorial towards new fish additions too.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #8
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I haven't had any problems with fish, just crabs that I added.
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