One of my small Blue Hermits has a broken shell. Not sure when this happened but I did clean the tank today so I could have hit it with a scrubber or moving rock
I have no idea how it could have happened as I tried to keep an eye on the Hermits the entire time. The hole is about 1/4 inch wide near the end of the shell where the Hermit comes out. Now when the Hermit tries to come out, he tries coming out of the small hole instead of the main hole. Then it gets stuck in the small hole, and eventually figures out the problem.
I figure if I had extra shells, it would go into a new shell. No place around here has spare shells though. Anyway, I need the shells anyway for future Hermits, so if anyone knows where I can get the shell, or has spares they can send around, I would appreciate it.
Here is the type of shell the Hermits are in now (on the right):
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC