Assassin hermit crab

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Dot Dash, 4 Jul 2012.

  1. Dot Dash

    Dot Dash

    26 Apr 2012
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    Pretoria - Roodeplaat

    I was under the impression that the blue leg hermit crab was reef safe. This morning I found one of the hermit crabs in my tank eating a skunk cleaner shrimp. The shrimp was full of life at lights out, so that rules out the possibility that the crab was buys savaging on the shrimps corps.

    Is this normal behavior for a hermit, or could it be that the hermit just looks like a blue leg, but might be another type. Has any other members lost live stock to the "reef safe" hermit crabs in their systems.
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