Electric Blue hermit

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  1. MaximusZA

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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if you could help, I recently got an electric blue hermit to add to my CUC. but he always ends up in the Pulsing Xenia. From what i can see he is not eating it but just laying in it. I have read that Xenia can pull hermits from their shells. I have moved him from the xenia a couple of times be he always ends up back there. is it something i should worry about?

    thanks,
    Maximus
     
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    Xenia is probably the most harmless coral there is. It doesn't sting anything and does not have the ability to injure crabs. All it does is grow really fast.
    I don't think any coral can actually pull a crab from its shell.
     
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    yup thats what i thought but just had to be sure :):peroni:
     
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    I have the same issue with a hermit sitting on one of my toad stools, not doing any damage but very irritating that it stops it from opening for days. May be time to sump him or move him to another tank.
     
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