This is weird
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:49 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:27 AM
A lot of things happened last night in my tank but this is definitely weird at least to me. One of my hermit crab, lefty his shell, killed one of my Mexican Turbo snails, entered into his shell, kicked out the rest of his meat and took over his shell. Now he lives in it, walks around the tank like nothing happened. The turbo snail shell is a few times bigger than the original hermit's shell. Here is the pic.
This is actually quite common. I don't keep hermits in my reef tank because the are snail killers. I use only snails and micro brittle stars in my clean up crew.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:49 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:55 AM
+1 I hate hermits...
OMG YESSSS DOWN WITH THE CRABS!
My favorite are: Super tongan nassarius (aeration, algae and cool to look at), astrea (GHA), Sandsifting star (eats meaty bits left over, detritus, and aeration of sandbed), cerith snails (I have tons of these, great for aeration, and algae), and newly aquired emerald for bubble algae and other macros.
Edited by Captain Hook, 02 April 2012 - 06:00 AM.
MY 55g SPS/LPS holding cell
Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:14 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:26 AM
Thay have always ate my snails no matter what i did. so I just use sand siffting starfish. mirco stars. turbos. and anything els that wont eat other parts of my cuc.