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dave12678 03-26-2007 12:05 AM

anemone and a crab host?
 
I have noticed this red hermit crab hanging around where my rock/flower anemone is. Well the anemone moved out of the hole a few weeks ago, the crab took started to live in the whole. And today the anemone planeted his foot right on the crab heres a crapy pic of it.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...8/IMG_0420.jpg

GalaxyGirl 03-26-2007 12:12 AM

Oh my, I hope the crab is ok. But I have to admit thats very funny. I dont think of anemones as thinking creatures, more like plants, but I guess they 'think' somewhat.

Andre 03-26-2007 12:45 AM

wow, that is pretty friggin funny.

Melissa 03-26-2007 07:13 AM

poor crab, i hope the anemone lets go of it soon.

dave12678 03-26-2007 01:06 PM

I have heard of crabs and anemone before but would never of thought I would see it. I think its the only red hermit I have that moves a lot so this might be bad. I don't have a lot of coral now but if I did I would of had to break up this party lol.

caferacermike 03-29-2007 04:31 PM

That happens all of the time. Most likely due to an accident in your case. The anemone was on the prowl and attached to the hermit. It will eventually find a place the hermit walks to and let go. There are some crabs that attach anemones and sponges to them as camouflage.


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