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Old 10-01-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Was just wondering if anybody has had a problem with an arrow crab eating little hermits (tiny little hermits). I got a clean up crew, one to help on the house keeping and two for looks, and I have noticed that the arrow crab has eaten and I have watched him eat the smaller hermits. Cool little creature, but do not like the fact that he is eating my hermits. I assume I have enough food for him to forage on. Is this common?
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Yes, will go after small fish as well. I have avoided one for this reason.
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They are known as opportunistic feeders...if the opportunity presents itself, they will take advantage of it.
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Huh, it was sent with the clean up crew. I thought that all would live in harmony sice it was sent all together.I thought that I had plenty for it to eat. I guess not now. Should I try to feed a little extra so he might get enough as not to eat the rest of my hermits?
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Should I try to feed a little extra so he might get enough as not to eat the rest of my hermits?
As long as you don't overfeed, causing excess nutrience. Use a gel based food, it tends to sink to the bottom and the "column feeders" generally don't eat off the bottom.....
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Just because it was a "package" does not mean the inverts all agreed to get along!
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Thanks all. I'll try and get some of the gel based food today and see if that helps. Thanks again.
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If you were closer, I would give it to you. It's just taking up space in my freezer.
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Thanks for the offer Roka64, but I pulled him out tonight anyway. Saw him nipping at one of my sea cucumbers. Might see if one of the lfs will take it or I might just have to convince the wife to set up a second tank for him. Hummm. That's a good idea.
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