Urgent help needed Ripped up crab

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  1. dubediver

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    So my tank is still quite new, few pieces mature LR from someone elses tank.
    2 fire Gobis, 2 Percula Clowns, 1 pipe ( needle fish ), 1 mandarin . 2 blue crabs.few snails.

    Two days ago, found my fireshrimp dead, thought it was maybe just a once-off.

    I had a large shelled, orange leg hermit crab, which I found this morning, with all the legs and most of the crab, pulled out of the shell lying, kindof shredded, next to the shell.

    Please help ?
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    Sure the crab did not just go through a molt. Check the shell, The hermit will be very shy for a day or 2.
     
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    Thanks Riaan, will give it some time. Although it looked like there was some meat attached to the legs.
     
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    I use to often stress with the same problem.
    There molted skins sometimes look like the actual thing.
    Then a few days later I was pleasantly surprised to see the bugger happy and still alive.
     
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    Thanks all, he's up an running. Almost threw shell away.
     
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