Urgent help needed Hermit crab vs. zoanthids

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey guy! I need some help! One of my 3 Clibanarius virescens Hermit crabs Is eating my zoanthids @ and alarming rate. I do feed them and It's only the one that's eating my zoanthids. It's like he prefers to eat zoas rather than food designed for inverts.
     
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    i've had one do the same to my zoa, didn't eat it tho, just tore it up... for fun...
     
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    common name Yellow tip hermit.
    I got a lot of them, and never found them to be a problem. Sure the hermit is not after the decaying matter after something else ate the zoa?

    I would remove the zoa and dip them. See what else comes out.
     
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    Mine are always in my Zoas but never eats them, looks like they eat the crap between the zoas. Agree with Riaan here.

    Sump him for the time being.
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    The zoas he ate had no significant value to me so I decided to sit and watch him devour a healthy colony. When he ate my zoas, he look like he was In some sort of trance. I've QT him, but now I don't know what to do with him. Should I give him away or cull him perhaps?
     
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    Dont kill it, rather give away. Cant you sump it, I have had one of my hermits in my sump for very long, he is an Urchin killer.
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    I do not have a sump. I'm not going to kill It! I'll just give all my problems away. So whomever wants him can have him.
     
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    Vincent, also look carefully if there are no black and white shells in between your zoas?
    They are zoa eating snails from hell:eek:
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Nope! No snails! Just a Turbo coronatus snail.
     
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