I just checked mine tank and also I have roughly 12 blue hermits. Well ns think quickly to it is in 11. One crab is on height of the other. I looks favor he is do the efforts to pull the other out of its shell. I did notification the crab that is on top has a little hole in his shell and also I have the right to see little fingers running across it rapidly. Have to I seperate lock or is something else going on.
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What you room witnessing is what we contact "The shell Wars". This hermit is clearly in need of a brand-new home,and will certainly kill among his girlfriend to get one..The best way to avoid this is to supply him v a new home...AN empty SHELL..You should have a few empties laying in her tank at all times because that them come move into as they outgrow thier old ones...

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I have more than a few times seen bigger hermits trying come pull smaller sized ones the end of shells that i am certain they wouldnt fit in. Castle are simply agressive creatures and when you cage animals that room agressive, they often tend to fight. Dont problem too much around it. Hermits room cheap and I likewise found that placing a full piece of shrimp in once a week for them top feed turn off of for an hour or so then removing the remainder help to avoid the fighting. Dont leaving the shrimp in over there forever. Simply an hour or for this reason to feed the hermits.
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That is one of the coolest points I think I have seen in mine tank yet
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" /> I just a few minutes ago. Was able to see. This hermit traction the other one out of the shell. I watch why they need a shell. If ns was the ugly ns would want to hide myself as well
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The puller seems to it is in sizeing up his new repo. And the other doesn"t rather seem come take things for the method they are. That is trying new shells on as we speak. That is ~ above his second or third rite now. I have actually a brand-new banded shrimp near by. Expect my hermit finds some protection before the shrimp view it. This new banded shrimp was tasting a fairly expensive hermit a couple of howers ago. I have the right to only expect the hermit to be dead prior to he obtained to it. The hermit to be a scarlet. That was about a $4 meal.

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Hermits are generally docile until they get hungry or need new shells. The an essential is to keep plenty of north shells in the tank and also make sure they room getting sufficient food. I"ve watched a hungry blue legged seize a percula clown about by that lip (until ns wacked it v a net). Don"t overpopulate her tank through hermits, they will certainly just obtain hungry and also mean. I imply one crab per 5 gallons.