Anemone Crab

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hello Everyone.

    I recently acquired an anemone crab.

    My wife phoned me one night and said that he is not "fanning" like he usually is, I told her not to worry, as long as she can see him he should be okay.

    The next morning I checked on him and he was filter feeding away as usual but I then noticed 2 pincers lying in the tank, his pincers, but he has his pincers on him as well?

    Did he molt or what happened? If he did molt why am I only seeing 2 pincers, wheres the rest?
     
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  3. madmatt

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    Yes he molted or shed
    I know when mine is about shed he turn a brownish colour.
     
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    Thanks @madmatt

    But where is the rest of the shed then? its just these 2 perfect looking pincers lying on the substrate? Anemone ate it?
     
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    Wave maker could of blown it under rocks. Hermits ate it.
    If heard of clowns eating the shells of shrimps that have shed.
    Some times I a full shell lying around other times just bits

    At the moment I have full shed on the gravel.
     
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    No hermits or clowns in my tank, will try to see if I can find it, thanks again.
     
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