After a year and a half of social living, my large hermit crab was attacked and dismembered all over the tank. There are two suspects at large: the 6" Saddle Wrasse (most likely), or the 4" Niger Trigger (possibly).
These guys never even paid attention to the crab at all before. I think he may have been in the middle of a molt when he was caught out of his shell. I was hoping the body parts were part of the molt, but it has been a few days now and he did not return to his shell.
So much for a cleaning crew. Now that they have had a taste of crab, I wouldn't be able to keep one in there again. I suppose the aggressiveness of these two suspects are getting stronger now.
Does anyone in the Phoenix area want a free Saddle Wrasse and Niger Trigger? I hate to bring them to the lfs
as we all know what their fate could be.
So for anyone out there wanting to know if a crab is safe with a Niger Trigger and Saddle Wrasse? NO