I think my Six Line chowed the hermit

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  1. jades

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    I think my six line wrasse ate my hermit crab. I see the shell the hermit used to live in, but no hermit, and the six line is looking very fat and guilty. Of course I could be imagining the whole thing. Could an adult six line eat a little hermit crab, about the size of your thumbnail?
     
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    hi
    its possible, wrasses have beaked mouths especially for that :)

    he might have also changed shells
     
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    Quite possible, sixlines can turn out to be real nasty fish sometimes. Or your hermit may have just molted or shed it's skin. Do you have other empty shells in your tank to allow the hermit to grow?
     
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    Yep i do have lots of shells, I hope it just moved. Heres a pic of the suspect and the shell, maybe its time to get a digicam, cell cameras suck. I hope it dont develop a taste for snails now, or the turbo is gonna be in trouble.

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    if you search google, some people have issues, mine is well-behaved
    its all about the fish, maybe feed him a little more if he did do it

    but look first to see if the hermit hasnt upgraded his shell
     
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    My six-line eats everything but livestock. I have a teeny tiny hermit which still walks around unhurt. I feel like Dallas stated it depends on the personality of the fish unfortunately :(
     
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    Same here with mine. The only time it showed aggression was when i added a long fin fairy wrasse, he hammered the poor fish for about 2 weeks but all is fine now.
     
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    my fav fish still have to get it thougg
     
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    I checked at night for the crab, no sign of it, at least the snail is still around! Lol, it definitely got a personality, its one of my fav fish too. It bosses the chromis around a bit but doesn't attack any of the fish I have. I don't think I can add any more crabs or shrimps to my tank now, its got the taste for inverts.
     
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    Mine leaves the inverts alone but pesters everything else, except than the clown who hides in the nennie.
    He chased my blenny out of the tank, literally!! :eek:
    His days are numbered.
     
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    Eish, hes a real terror! Mines beat up a little chromis, so it was time to take him out, put a trap in the tank, and managed to get him out, now hes sulking in a tank of his own.
     
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