How do your inmates behave ?

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  1. martinhal

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    Hi All,

    I thought I would share some of the strange behaviour in my tank.

    I had a nenny that partly attached itself to a hermit crab for two days- the hermit was lugging this around the tank…. Shame the poor guy was battling to move but he soldiered on tearing up the gravel to get traction.

    After about 5 months my regal tang has realised that cleaner shrimps want to clean him but confuses the coral banded for a cleaner .

    I also have a strange food chain… the shrimps steal from the nenny…. The copper band then steals from the shrimps.
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    Ok, I had my Clown fish host in my Millepora :p Until he eventually knocked it off and it landed on my Hydnophora. The Hydnophora stung the mille and killed it. Now the clown is homeless :(
     
  4. goodisor

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    In nature crabs sometimes encourage a nenny to attach as part of its camo and protection,the nenny benefits too so its symbiotic really;)
     
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    i know of shrimp stealin from nennies, and tryin to grow things on their backs like mushrooms. but not quite a nennie. thats a new one to me. what i have that is strange is that everythin in my tank thinks its a tang and eats nori, even my trigger
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  6. Storm

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    You will find its common for a nennie to house on a hermit crabs shell here in EL. our local red nennies dont grow bigger then a R5 coin, or atleast that's the biggest ive ever seen them. Larger orange and pink ones still stick to the rockwork.
     

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