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Old 11-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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looks like my crab got ripped out of its shell

but all i have is a pistol shrimp and other crabs and snails

here is a pic, it looks like its legs were ripped off
also should i take it out of the tank or let the others eat it
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the shell its by is kinda empty, it looks like i saw something in it but i cant tell, it might be his
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Did it molt?
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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dont know, when i look at the empty shell i can see hints of it being cut in half

its hard to tell because its all blue or black at the shell entrance with a bit of color from the previous attach legs

im not sure how it molts but its only the legs with a lot of white cottony stuff
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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This happened twice in my tank. I didn't have aggressive fish or inverts yet somehow I found the hermit crab dead with no shell. The only thing I can think of is if another hermit stole his shell and killed him. Take him out if you don't have a good CUC.
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I have read that if there are not a lot of empty shells they will kill each other for a bigger shell.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Even with empty shells (have a ton in plain sight on the sand) doesn't mean they will use them. It's always to put some in though.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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where can i buy empty shells, for housing as well as my shrimp to use as building material
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where can i buy empty shells, for housing as well as my shrimp to use as building material
Reef cleaners.org, reef2go... Several places.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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Ask your LFS if getting some snails or hermits if they'll throw in some empty shells for free...I'm pretty sure they will
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Shells

They sell them at my LFS 10 for $1
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