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Old 07-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Did Halloween Crab kill Goby!

I had my yellowhead goby for 6 months with no problem till I found it 90% eaten yesterday and found wrapped around my insert. I did purchase a Halloween crab last week and think it might of caught it sleeping at night and ate it. Is this possible? Anyone had this happen before? Should I get rid of my crab?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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I dont think it was the crabs fault... I think the goby was probably dead/dying and the halloween crab cleaned it up..
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Halloween hermit crabs are clean up crew. It is their job to clean up dead matter. They aren't preditors. Sorry can't give you a cause of death, just how he was being disposed of.
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The day before I did not see it eat and I have noticed the last month that its yellowhead was not so bright anymore. I'm hoping it just died due to natural causes and didnt get killed.
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I have two Halloween hermits along with 4 smaller fish (2 clowns, redline wrasse and a yellow head goby) and have never seen any aggression.. I did have a coral beauty that died a couple of months ago and found one of the crabs munching on him.. Like was said about, they're just cleaning up.. Not the cause
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