Clownfish (Amphiprion Ocellaris) + hermit crabs = ok? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2007, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Clownfish (Amphiprion Ocellaris) + hermit crabs = ok?

Does anyone know of Clownfish that get along with hermit crabs, from what i have found the larger hermit crabs are reef and fish killers.. so how do the smaller ones get along?
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2007, 01:03 AM
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What species do you have? The small ones I think won't really bother the clownfish.

I moved it here since the section where you posted it is for freshwater invertebrates only.:)

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-27-2007, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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for the sake of other people knowing as i PM'd you.. can you recommend a particular species or more? thanks.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Definitely a good combo. Look for red legs, Hawaiians, halloweens, blue legs, or zebra leg hermits and all should be well. Do not buy any hermits that are "hairy".
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-27-2007, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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May I ask why i shouldn't purchase "hairy" ones?
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-28-2007, 09:20 AM
Hairy hermits tend to be coastal tide hermits and not reef hermits. They generally grow to be about the size of a softball and kill fish, corals, other crabs and hermits, and most all of your snails. That'd be enough reason for me not to keep them.
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