dangerous hermits

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  1. magman

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    I saw yesterday one of the hermits (local green legged with yellow spots) catch a goldie, the goldie was lying on the substrate between some rocks, and the crab came behind and actually caught the goldie by the tail. It held it until I could intervene. Has anyone else had the same? The hermit is a bit smaller than a R5 coin.

    Anyone else had hermits catching fish though?
     
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  3. danimal

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    lucky you were there! not with fish, but some of my hermits' new shells look suspiciously like some snails that I used to have.... lol
     
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    lol, that's where they get their shells from, snails, or a smaller hermit will kill a bigger one for the shell. I take a nice big shell, throw it in the tank, and you will see how two days later the smallest shell in the tank lying there empty. They swop their shells for a bigger.
     
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    I know that the red legged Hermits are not Reef safe. Haven't seen one catch any fish though.
     
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    I know the hairy legged Hermits can attack fish as well.
     
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    cheers Meks, confirm the dark green legged ones, with yellow by their joints, the local ones.
     
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    To be hones with you, I havent seen them here. Maybe they are further up north (your side).
     
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    Is the blue hermit coral and anemone safe?
     
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