Urgent help needed Ripped up crab

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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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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