Someone killed my Blue leg Hermit Crap

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  1. The Newbie

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    Hey Guys so i HAD a hermit crab and all was fine for about a month,i then added a SL wrasse and he was still around for about two weeks,THEn i added a small blue damsel and the next day i saw mr Hermit out his shell:eek: on a rock:((dead).
    Who would of done this?any ideas?

    His shell remained under a rock for about 3 days and every morning i looked it had moved about a cm,But i thought maybe i was going insane so i ignored it.
    This morning however i looked and it was :eek:GONE:eek:,Its not a small shell either its about 3cm long and 2cm high.

    Where has it gone and possibly how has it gone?????:wacky:
     
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    Are you sure its dead and didnt shed?
     
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    something else might have made a new home in it??
     
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    Hi
    Yes im sure as i took his desd body out the tank:eek:
     
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    Hey there
    What could possibly have moved in?
     
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    lol sounds like it shed, if the shell is gone, its probably moved off
     
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    Hey
    He couldnt of shed as i found him Dead
     
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    Sorry to hear!!!!!
     
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    Again, it sounds like shedding. When a hermit crab sheds you see legs and all sorts of things. Doesnt mean its dead. The reason why i think he just shed is that the shell has dissapeared, maybe he is chilling under a rock. A shell doesnt just dissapear. You will only know for a fact if you find the shell empty
     
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    so i learnt something new today:thumbup:
    Who would of tthought
    I honestly thought he was dead:biggrin:
    I will go investigate after work and try find the shell and the crab
    Thanks for the new info guys:1:
     
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    Lots to learn young paduwan :p
     
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    yip, we were all there once...
     
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    most of us (me included) still are
     
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    Geez i thought i was going insane when i saw it move everynight...:biggrin:
    Fiance even told me i must have one:peroni: less evet night:1:
    Ha ha ah
     
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