Damn crabs

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    sen5241b

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    Arrgghh!
    I had what seemed a perfectly healthy cardinal just die mysteriously. We found him covered with feasting hermits. The emerald crab has been nipping at my other fish and the bigger emeralds have been known to kill fish. My fighting conch disappeared a few weeks ago and then I finally see him crawling from under the rocks but now there are these little blue legs coming out of the shell. Of course my mandarin goby, (everyone predicted his doom), eats prepared foods twice daily and has not made a dent in my pods.
     
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    WOW. My emeralds didn't get close to my fish. They totally destroyed by bubble algea out break I had. I actually like the little buggers. Sorry about you bad luck with them!!!
     
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    I think your fish probably died on its own and the hermits are just doing their job.
     
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    Yeah, but we watched the emerald nip the M. goby who swam away at the speed of light and turn a bizarre pale color for several hours. The goby started to slime too. I followed with a 40% change out.
     
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    hmm how big is the emerald?
     
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    Gooseman Reefing Is An Obsession

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    wish my emeralds would get busy with mine!

     
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    His main shell is the size of a my pinky finger nail and I do not have big hands --he's small for an emerald.
     
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