Well I did catch quite a few of them in the act, including some rather small hermit crabs taking down some rather large snails. It was kind of surprising to watch, actually. I don't know that all of them were hermit crab-related casualties, but I'm sure at least half were...
I'm interested in keeping the hermit crabs in my sump or refugium, maybe it will work with my setup? I'm worried about a few things, which may end up being nothing:
How would I get them down there? I assume I would just pick them up with my hands or a pair of tongs and move them down there? That means it might be fun to try getting them all, and it might take a while. If that's all there is to it, that's cool, I think I could manage it.
Now my refugium setup: Here's a video of the latest:
YouTube - New sump/refugium plumbing
I don't want that chaeto to get eaten, and I'm growing a nice pod population on the LR
in that refugium. My mandarin enjoys it when they get sucked into the pump and snacks come floating into the display tank for him. I'm guessing that putting them in the refugium would probably be a bad idea since they would eat both the chaeto and the pods
? I suppose I could keep them in the sump, but I eventually want a protein skimmer and I have no idea if that would be a problem or not...
Without changing the plumbing (like adding another tank or something) do you think they would have a good home down there? Or should I maybe start looking for a LFS
to give/sell them to? A divider wouldn't be too much trouble, but I don't see a solution right away to that while keeping everything I already have...