The Trouble with Hermit Crabs

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    I had two of the large kind --each the size of a child's fist. They were always fighting over shells but never saw any serious damage. They were actually quite entertaining. So I look behind the rocks, and one is eating something. I look closer and he is picking at a pile of hermit crabs claws, shell and other bits.
     
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    That's what they do, the size of a childs fist? those don't sound like normal hermits
     
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    With their shell and all they were the size of a child's fist. What kind of light do you have over that tank of yours?
     
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    That's huge! It's a 150 w DE metal halide Penant made by current
     
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    Are those by any chance the big hairy red hermits?
    If so,they will do their best to catch and eat your fish.They are fun to watch though.
     
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