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  1. Tank Specs
    We are setting up a new 20 gal saltwater tank to move two monster hermit crabs into since they are destroying everything in site in our 75 gallon reef tank. We started it up with RO/DI water, crushed coral substrate, filter, and heater. I used the Instant Ocean Sea Salt (I use Red Sea Reef...
  2. Crustaceans
    Okay, well hi there everybody! My name is Kinley and I've never had a crab before. A friend of mine went to Florida and when she came home she brought a TON with her. Without warning, I had 9 on my doorstep. Three of them have then since died, it's only been a few days. I'm going to the pet...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi gang, 3 questions..maybe Since I thought my hermits were fighting I have since put in empty shells and I now have 3 old shells in the tank. They are much smaller than the ones they transferred into. I don't think they will go back in but I really don't know...Should I pick them out? I...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello. I am Tammy and I am new here. I am a saltwater tank beginner as well. I had freshwater tanks for years and decided to go marine. I am starting small with a coralife biocube 29. I love it so far, and I am not having too many problems as of yet. Well, except that something is murdering my...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I look in the tank and I can really figure out what I was So I look in my tank when I get home and I can't really figure out what I am looking at I can tell it's a red leg hermit crab looks like he's trying to climb into another shell but I didn't have any empty shells in there... Then I...
  6. Crustaceans
    My red and blue leg hermits are always sitting on my feather duster and picking at it. Anyone know why they are doing this? Im afraid they are gonna try to eat the duster
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Just found a couple hermits in my goby's cave. He's still alive, but they're munching away! I didn't like crabs before and now I really don't... Guessing the stress of a tank move was too much for my poor goby, and hermits are more opportunistic than I thought! Buyer beware...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have these hermit crabs that I wanna put in my tank but im afraid they will eat my corals. I dont know what type of hermit crab they are. Can someone give me a suggestion...I also have these white polyps that look like the polyps on a sea whip, but its not a sea whip.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I got 1 hermit crabs and 2 different small crabs and i this what i could found after a lot of searching for this shells are this good? this what i found after a lot of searching and search all the store in my country for them and finally found this...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Iam curious to know if my crabs can eat my snails i have 2 different crabs and 1 hermit crab ...and im worried
  11. Crustaceans
    Found this article that I thought was interesting about hermit crabs and how they manage a scarce commodity (suitable homes) in the wild. http://mattsoniak.com/2010/07/12/shell-games-the-social-and-behavioral-aspects-of-hermit-crab-real-estate/ Enjoy!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I was planning on just getting around red legged hermit for my 29b but the lady at my local saltwater store showed me some of the Halloween Hermits she had in. I remember reading about them and ended up getting on. Most places say they are reef safe but he makes me a little nervous seeing as...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    In my free time I like to stare at my tank (that's what it's for right?) and I'm always wondering what else I will do with it, whether it's in the immediate future or 6 months down the road, and this past week plumbing has been on my mind. See, while working around my sump, I pushed a bucket...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    How many hermit crabs should I get for a 8 gallon nano reef:).Thanks
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so I have a 75gallon saltwater tank with two tomato clowns and a tang....I also have three snails and two crabs in the tank....recently, my one crab snuck in between some rocks (which is common) but he didn't come out for nearly a week, I thought he may have died....then I noticed a pair of...
  16. Crustaceans
    I understand that both red leg hermits and nassarius snails are good (maybe even essential) for my sand bed, but every time I add a few nassarius snails to my tank, invariably the hermits capture and eat some. Is this normal and should I just keep one or the other? THanks! Angie
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 37 gallon tank with about 45 lbs of rock. Its been running for just over a month now. At the moment the inhabitants are: 2 red leg hermit crabs 2 electric blue hermit crabs 1 peppermint shrimp 1 sebae clown and 2 ocellaris clowns Everyone has been doing great with no problems. Im...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I got what I believe is an electric blue hermit crab less than a week ago. (blue neon striped legs, orange feelers) He seemed to be fine after a drip acclimation, and when I first put him in the tank, he crawled to the opposite end. But then he stayed there ever since. After he was there for a...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have had this tank set up for almost 2 years. I always seem to have trouble keeping shrimp and hermit crabs alive. They all seem to eventually die. Never during acclimation, but within a few weeks to months after going in the tank. I just lost a cleaner shrimp that had been in the tank...
  20. Crustaceans
    I have had a couple of hermit crabs, not little ones, the bigger ones, I bought a Jawfish a week ago and it dissappeared, so I tried it again and bought one that I knew was healthy and doing well in the tank at the LFS. Tonight I notice my hermit crabs furiously trying to get to the new Jawfish...
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