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I love crabs! I’ve been looking for a Pom Pom locally for a while. I can’t find my problem child now, but ive got the only surviving original Scarlet hermit in my tank still named Duncan MacLeod of the clan MacLeod. He murdered my entire original clean up crew (lots of Quickening lightning storms in the house) but he’s seemingly chilled out with all The blue legs I recently added. He likes to switch shells several times a day so I’ll have to update again with a pic when I find him walking around.
There can be only one! Watch out blue legs!
 
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Bad shots of my strawberry and staghorn, but best i could get atm

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There’s the first staghorn of the thread and strawberry also.

How do you care for the staghorn? What about extra shells for it as it grows? I think they are very cool looking hermits.
 
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Anemone crab before he got kicked out by the clowns.
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Goni decide to host him
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Couple hermits.
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Nice pics! RUDE CLOWNS!

My clown female was being really rude a few hours ago while I was pulling a couple Kenya tree droppings out of the sand that were dropped. She was attacking my hand like crazy and even bitting and shaking her head like a dog with a rope toy! So vicious!
 

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Nice pics! RUDE CLOWNS!

My clown female was being really rude a few hours ago while I was pulling a couple Kenya tree droppings out of the sand that were dropped. She was attacking my hand like crazy and even bitting and shaking her head like a dog with a rope toy! So vicious!
Thanks I can’t take credit for the pictures of the hermits.
Got my clowns 16 months ago as pair tiny babies that lives in the tiny anemone. So far they have been nice to me but she kicked the males but. He is missing the center of his docile. Looks fuuny.
Male clown would move out when female got to aggressive and the Goni would host the clown during the cool of stage.
 

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There’s the first staghorn of the thread and strawberry also.

How do you care for the staghorn? What about extra shells for it as it grows? I think they are very cool looking hermits.
Tbh, I bought the Staghorn without really knowing about its care requirements...I know. I tend to keep the nutrients on the higher side which should be adequate for the hydrocoral it lives in. I've heard of some leave their "shell" to seek out an actual shell but I think my other hermits would destroy it if that ever happened. Have a pesky one that tries to pick on it but it's front claw acts as a door that protects itself inside the shell. If the hydrocoral stays alive the crab itself should have no reason to leave and seek out another shell. I do have to keep watch on it though as it sometimes climbs on the rock work and gets stuck between the glass if it falls. A
 
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Tbh, I bought the Staghorn without really knowing about its care requirements...I know. I tend to keep the nutrients on the higher side which should be adequate for the hydrocoral it lives in. I've heard of some leave their "shell" to seek out an actual shell but I think my other hermits would destroy it if that ever happened. Have a pesky one that tries to pick on it but it's front claw acts as a door that protects itself inside the shell. If the hydrocoral stays alive the crab itself should have no reason to leave and seek out another shell. I do have to keep watch on it though as it sometimes climbs on the rock work and gets stuck between the glass if it falls. A
I think we have all bought something at one time or another that we didn’t research beforehand.
I hope it does well for you. It’s a good looking crab.
 
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Here’s my Halloween hermit when I got it:
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and this is the beautiful crab now: (same pic from original post) It really grew after getting his new shell. After first moving it could barely get around. It was like wearing a shirt way too big! Didn’t take long to grow into it though.
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Anyone feeling crabby today?
 
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