12-21-2012, 11:10 PM
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My first casualty
Well, I can't explain how or why but I lost my biggest Hermit crab tonight. I noticed he was wedged into a tight crevice of rock with 2 nassarius snails around him (looked like they were in a menage). All of a sudden, my coral banded shrimp came over and started poking around there. I thought the hermit had one of the snails cause the CBS kept pulling out chunks of what looked like snail but then he latched onto and pulled one of the hermits legs out. I finally pulled the hermit out of the crevice and he's the one thats dead? The nassarius seem fine.
I have a few theories. ANy thoughts?
1. Hermit was trying to molt and something got him (but he was still in the shell when I pulled him out)
2. Died of old age?
3. Can snails kill a crab? I know the other way around happens. And this was a decent sized hermit.
4. I have no idea!