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Old 12-29-2004, 01:14 AM   #1
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BLUE LEGGED DISASTER

I purchased 3 blue legged hermits the other day from the LFS and i floated them for 20 and then drip acclimated them. I drop them in the tank and i watch them scuttle around in the sand eating up junk for about 2 mintues. I start to watch a little tv and about 5 minutes later i look into the tank and 2 of them are eating my bullseye mushroom!WHAT is up with that? i thought they were supposed to be reef safe. By the time i plucked them off 2 mushrooms were destroyed....
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Fish: occelaris clown , bicolor blenny , evil blue damsel
Corals: Starburst polyp, Candy cane, Bullseye mushrooms
Cleaners: 3 margarita snails, cleaner shrimp,scarlet hermit,2 dwarf redleg hermits,2 dwarf zebra hermits
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All animals are different from one another, tendencies are not absolute.
Sorry this happened.
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:47 PM   #3
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All 30 of my blue leggeds leave the coral alone. They crawl on it and clean it, but that's it.
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When I started my tank I had half blue legged and half red hermits. The blue leggs grew so fast and ate everything in their way. They ate a bunch of my snails. They got so big that I caught them and traded them back at the LFS. Only have red and red tip hermits now with a much happier tank.
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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That must be frustrating. Sorry that happened. Glad I didn't impulse buy one last night tho...
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