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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure most of you have seen stuff like this before, but I thought I'd share :ac7:
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So since I thought my hermit crabs were fighting or doing something else I've added extra shells and they are constantly changing.. I had a big one in there I really thought it would be just for decoration but there is something living in it now! When he turns over I don't think he can flip...
  3. Anemones
    Just received some cleaners today, I noticed one of my hermits (about the size of a pea) had little strings hanging off the back off him. Hardly visible to the naked eye. So I took a zoomed on picture of it. To me it looks like aiptasia trying to make it's way into my tank. But I would like some...
  4. Crustaceans
    I have buy these 2 type of small hermit crabs. "Hidden Hermit Crab" and "Hawaii dwarf Hermit Crab". I don't know the latin names of them. What opportunities are there to get these two types to breeding . (not with each other, just to do be sure that my questions be misunderstood :doh: ) Is...
  5. Crustaceans
    Hello everyone, so i have a small clean up crew (will grow in weeks to come) which include: 1 red legged hermit 2 snails (forget the type, round shell, great little cleaners) Now there is alot of, well, poop on the sand bed, will these guys clean that off or what should i get to help with that...
  6. Crustaceans
    I have a couple electric blue hermits and I had a couple questions about them. I've been throwing some dried seaweed in my tank for them cause I read that that's what they like to eat but I haven't seen them touch it yet. I've seen them mostly picking around on my LR and going through my sand...
  7. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Hello Everyone , I am wendy and new to this forum . I am a well experienced freshwater tank hobbyist but new to saltwater. After weeks of cycling my tank , I purchased from the local pet store yesterday my first snail and hermit crap for the saltwater tank. To my surprise by the time I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    A few months ago I added half a dozen hermit crabs to my 40 breeder build. I bought one redlegged (all they had in stock) and 5 blue legged. Turns out iI only got 4 blue legged and this rogue hermit. He has grayish green legs and bright blue eyes with white stripes. He hasn't hurt my zoas nor...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    :(( :confused: http://youtu.be/V_uvqMaicqE
  10. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone, I have had my biocube 29 g for 2 weeks now (with water at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 15 nitrates, ph at 8.0), and 3 days ago I bought the first inhabitants, 3 small (about .75 inches with shell) red legged hermit crabs, from the first minute they have been going ALL over the place...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Should I remove the molted exoskeleton of the hermit from the water? Will it cause any adverse conditions?
  12. Nano Reefs
    I have been to chilton aquatics today and got a Clibanarius tricolor (blue legged hermit crab) and a beautiful condylactis anemone I know you shouldnt keep them with corals but i spent most of the day moveing and watching it till it stopped moveing around, I think its settled now. :thumbup: also...
  13. Nano Reefs
    Hello all. I have just added to my cuc today and I am wondering if it is sufficient. (I have a biocube 14). So heres what I have: 6 hermit crabs 1 emerald crab 3 mexican turbo snails (big) 1 astrea snail 1 unidentified hitchhiker snail 1 peppermint shrimp how am i doing?
  14. "Soft" corals
    Just put in a nice piece of rock with among other things about 1.5" mushroom on Saturday.. Woke up this morning an no mushroom, but in his place was a small blue leg hermit. Could he (or something else) have eaten the 'shroom? Or could it have detached a found a better home?
  15. Crustaceans
    Working on my CUC. Algae is not a problem, but detritus is. I'd like to add some omnivorous snails. I have 3 blue-legged hermit crabs though & keep reading about hermits killing snails. I've read blue-legs are herbivores. Does this mean they'll leave the snails alone? Or will I need to get...
  16. Crustaceans
    I found one of my hermit crabs in one of my red footed conch shells does that mean he ate him or did the conch move out and he moved in?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I came in from work today to see hermit crabs legs every where. I also noticed that the cleaner shrimp had a large red thing in its mouth. I then discovered it was a hermit crab:eek: :bigeek: Why has it turned on hermits??? Do they normally eat hermits??? WTH!!!
  18. Crustaceans
    So my hermit crab has gone missing iv not seen him for 2/3 days I'm not sure if he has got himself stuck in my rocks should I be worried or is he just playing hide and you can't find me lol
  19. General Reef Discussion
    so i added 2 hermits 2 snails to my 55gal thats a little over a month old. cycled and all. thats all thats in it at the moment as i have to make the canopy/lightfixture for it so i am holding off the rest for now.. anyway the hermits moulted, one of which is out of the shell and MIA. i have no...
  20. Nano Reefs
    So the other day I add a haitian anemone to my nano-reef(LFS recommended) that same day I went to a different LFS and bought some scarlet hermit crabs. they've been in the tank together for about three days now bought i just found out that the hermit crabs eat them. Should i take them out...
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