Urgent help needed hermit crab destoring/eating my star polyps

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my hermit crab(blue leg) keeps finding his way to my star polyp coral(mid section on my live rock) throwing it off position and on the sand and then eating/destroying it(pulling it apart! could anyone please help?
 
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i have secured the coral to the live rock then the crab sits on it and "picks" away at the star polyps :(. he eats anything he finds and the brine shrimp i feed to the fish....
 

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Is the coral not on its way out already? half dead. And crab is just eating away on the dead tissue?
 
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the poor sucker is probably hungry and when cant find anything else needs to become predatory. get some crab granulea
 

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Feed him some hake, I paid R 5.54 for a full baby hake the other day, they love it...
He may then stay away from the corals.
 

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