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Birdmann_az 12-26-2007 11:41 PM

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?

Lupin 12-27-2007 01:03 AM

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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Birdmann_az 12-27-2007 06:28 AM

for the sake of other people knowing as i PM'd you.. can you recommend a particular species or more? thanks.

caferacermike 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".

Birdmann_az 12-27-2007 06:40 PM

May I ask why i shouldn't purchase "hairy" ones?

caferacermike 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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