Hermit and elegance coral

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  1. Krappie

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    Hallo everybody! I got a hermit crab and is just sitting by my new elegance coral.. will it be eating or hurting it? I cant tell whether it is eating or not...have you guys ever heard of a hermit that eats elegance coral.. .. adding a photo. Any advice will be nice . Thanks a lot!! [​IMG]
     
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    Hermit won't be eating it
     
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    I have seen my hermits sit under my sand anemone. Seemed like they were just taking shelter.
     
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    Okay thanks a lot! :-D
     
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    Elegance coral got eaten by hermit crab

    Hi guys !

    I have a hermit crab the size of a golf ball wich I got from the ocean. Today I saw it on top of my ELegance coral and sadly it has destroyed half of it. Will the coral survive ? I already removed the hermit.

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    Could go either way. I would leave it as is and see what happens.
     
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    Most likely the hermit was after dead parts of the coral.

    Post a picture of the hermit. Due to size mentioned it might be a baby Dardanus megistos.
     
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