Red tipped Hermits, Very strange!

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    richcoopey

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    I got home from work today and noticed something strange at the front of the tank. It appears to be a shellless hermit (I only have 2 of them). red legs and eyes with a small bit of white meat behind it. It wasnt long before my banded coral shrimp took it away and began to devour it.

    I was miffed that i had lost one of my crabs. Right at this moment I then see both of my hermits moving on the rocks!

    Has anyone got any idea what i sgoing on.

    In other news it appears that my mithrax crab has either died or moulted.

    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    coops
     
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    Neno reefs

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    The hermit crab probably molted.
     
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    CBS can be very aggressive and it wouldn't surprise me if he kill the hermit. But it could have also been a molt, in which case he is probably hiding until his shell firms up
     
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    It is probably a molt. That description fits my hermits exactly, because sooner or later all of them will show up alive.
     
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    Civicdemon Go Big Or Go Home !

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    Coral Banded shrimp are so cool, I love them but will never have one again, i had one in my tank for a bit and he would alwys wave his pincers at my fish but never did anything, Untill one morning when i saw it eating one of my Fire Fish.. Took him out and back to the LFS for credit.
     
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    I've seen my CBS actually cleaning fish before. He is well fed. The fish are very comfortable around him as well. I cannot imagine him eating a fish....but I've seen more than a couple complaints about them attacking fish so maybe I am just lucky. *shrug*
     
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    Civicdemon Go Big Or Go Home !

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    Mine was well feed also, everytime durring feeding time for the fish i would give him a big chunk of squid but he still took my fire fish. I have read that it can be do to there size also. Mine was fairly big when i got it. So that could be why.
     
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