04-20-2009, 06:10 PM
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Mandarin attacked by crab?
This seems pretty urgent. I was about to feed my girlfriend's mandarinfish when I noticed the large (bigger than the fish) hermit crab attacking it. I wasn't sure if that was what happened so I got the grippers and pulled the crab away. Lo and behold it had attacked the mandarin.
The mandarin is now gilling on the substrate, not moving. I can see it still breathing but that is about it. I don't know what to do, I'm looking after her tank while she's away and thus do not have the experience with what to do in these situations. Any quick suggestions would be good. I don't know what more information you need... tank is 115L FOWLR. Large hermit crab and a smaller one.
Oooook the mandarinfish is now on its side, breathing. I'm going to guess it won't survive this. I'm keeping the crab away with the grippers. Any ideas would be great.