Porcelain crab chilling inside anemones mouth

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  1. student

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    hey guys

    just thought I'd check if anyone else has seen this behaviour before.
    My porcelaain crab often just chills right inside my bta's mouth!! sometimes only his main pincers are sticking out! sometimes for a few hours, and when he's over it he just climbs right out!
    this normal or strange or??

    excuse the poor pics but at least it kinda shows it

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    Absolute normal behaviour! She might also grab a piece of calamari sticks and pulls it right into the nennies mouth.
    So who is the real nennie now?;)
     
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    Thats why they are also called anemone crabs ;)
     
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    I see!

    Very interesting behaviour, also seems to climb in for protection when the clowns team up on him.
     
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    Haha- u dont say;)
     
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    Normal, and very cool!
     
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    Fantastic how nature has it all worked out and the relationships certain organisms share. Man could never create such things.
     
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    Preach it! ;)

    Must agree- watching the different natural relationships between all my life stock is the best thing about this hobby for me
     
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    I just noticed the 3 clownfish. How long have they been together? Any fighting?
     
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    I added the two lil black clowns close to 3 months ago. Was expecting them to claim a territory some distance from my nennie and the established clown as i thought it would totally them, being established and like 3 times the size of them!
    But within 5 min of them being introduced to the tank they were in the nennie! No aggression from the other clown whats so ever.
    The two lil guys are constantly squabbling with eachother, which although cute, I thought was going to be an issue but 3 months down the line they both still healthy and happy.
    so its a rather packed nennie- three clowns and a crab all being hosted by it, i love it!
     
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    Keep a close eye on them.
     
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    i do;)

    what would the expected outcome be?
     
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