Something is eating my crabs

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  1. samier

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    Hi guys, i had about 6 crabs in my tank last month, now i only have 2 left. I found My crabs legs floating in the tank. I only have a maroon clown , midas blenny and cleaner shrimp.

    What can be eating them. Never saw or heard any signs of a mantis.
    If it is mantis what all must i look out for.
    Can it be the other crabs fighting for shells?
     
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  3. gMAN

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    It could be that they fighting for the shells, make sure you have spare shells that are bigger so as they malt, they have bigger rooms to move into.
     
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    my maroon clown regularly eats my crabs and shrimps.
     
  5. samier

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    really:eek:
     
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    Slmz Samier pls check your magn as if it is to low and if your crabs were moulting then they will die,i have found that with a magn of 1400 it helps them to build there bodys back up and with cleaner shrimps the same thing and when you add hermit crabs or shrimps etc you need to drip very slowly as a lot stores keep there salanity at 1022,and if your clown is eating them take him out or feed him a bit more,i also found with triggers and angel fish they will eat your hermits and shrimps
     
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    Wslm, will check it out. My cleaner moults just perfectly no problems.
     
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