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post #1 of 2 Old 03-13-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Waving hand coral HELP WTH IS GOING ON

hi im pretty new to marine keeping my lfs has helped me alot. anyway so far i have 1 black volitan lionfish
2 miniture hermit crabs 1 pretty big hermit crab a sea slug 2 starfish the tank is 75l or about 19g now i know what u think omfg this guy i so dumb keeping all that in such a small tank. NO everyone is happy i keep the tank in good health and i have a extremly good filter. to the point i recently purchased some waving hand coral for $45 so i put it in the tank lrg hermit crab activates warp speed i move him awya from it every 10 seconds because he kept eating it. ok so he stoped eating it and i had to go awya for awhile i come bank only 2 of the waving hand corals left thier was 5. then he half eats 1 thennnnnn he attacks agin eats the veign that they made when they attached them selves to the rock so now thier on the floor so far they havent open up they extend thier main stem but never open thier branches the lfs said he would stop eating them but he hasnt what do i do please help it cost me $45 and now thiers only 1 and a half left will it regrow and will more appear?

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hi im pretty new to marine keeping my lfs has helped me alot. anyway so far i have 1 black volitan lionfish
2 miniture hermit crabs 1 pretty big hermit crab a sea slug 2 starfish the tank is 75l or about 19g now i know what u think omfg this guy i so dumb keeping all that in such a small tank. NO everyone is happy i keep the tank in good health and i have a extremly good filter. to the point i recently purchased some waving hand coral for $45 so i put it in the tank lrg hermit crab activates warp speed i move him awya from it every 10 seconds because he kept eating it. ok so he stoped eating it and i had to go awya for awhile i come bank only 2 of the waving hand corals left thier was 5. then he half eats 1 thennnnnn he attacks agin eats the veign that they made when they attached them selves to the rock so now thier on the floor so far they havent open up they extend thier main stem but never open thier branches the lfs said he would stop eating them but he hasnt what do i do please help it cost me $45 and now thiers only 1 and a half left will it regrow and will more appear?

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It could regrow, but your hermit is going to mow it down. Not all hermit crabs are coral safe. Easy way to retain your corals, get rid of the crabs. If you must have them, get Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs.
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