Urgent help needed hermit crab destoring/eating my star polyps

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  1. Boyu TL 550

    Boyu TL 550

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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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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Best bet it to put The crab up for sale.
    You could also try gluing the star polyps to the rock to stop the crab throwing them off.
     
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    Yup chuck the crab, or take it to a LFS
     
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    ps what are you feeding it?
     
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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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    When in doubt sump him till you find a soloution.
     
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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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