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Old 11-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Help!!! Hermit missing!!

ok i had two hermit crabs in my tank and i just found one of them dead just sitting on a rock hanging half way out of his shell.. and i cant find the other one... whats gong on?!?!?!? PLease Help!!!!
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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are they molting? sometimes i think mine are dead but its just the shell.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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no he was hanging right out of it all curled up a nasty looking...
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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dont know. i have so many that i cant tell when they die.

does you water read ok? how long have you had them?
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i have only had them for a couple weeks but they have been in a different tank. the tank is at the end process of cycling so the nitrites are a bit high.. could this be it?? what about the other one? he just missing... this is driving me nuts!!!
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:23 AM   #6
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Well my other hermit showed up, he climbed out of the rock that i found the other one dead on... do you think he killed the smaller one? i did'nt think they did that... oh well thanks for all the help guys!!!
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I think your nitirites have something to do with the death. I have 20 hermits in my tank, and they dont attack one another.
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High nitrites is probably your cause of death. What was/are you exact readings.
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mine used to rip each other apart all the time. Mean little buggers.
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Mine occasionally look like they are trying to steal each others shells!
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