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I'm not even sure if this is the correct category to post this question. But I just purchased a mandarin Clove Polyps frag from my LFS.

Tonight I have removed the same blue leg hermit crab 4 times from sitting on top off it. I can't really tell if he's eating the coral or just cleaning up around it. He's currently residing in a newly found astra's snail shell (I think that's what it is). If he isn't eating the coral, should I be worried about the weight pushing over and sitting on my coral? More importantly, do blue leg hermit crabs eat these corals?
 
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I agree. Anytime I put a new rock or frag in the tank my clean up crew has to go check it out. The hermits are alway the first ones there and they pick it over. Watch closely and see if any flesh from the coral is getting pulled off. If it is then the crab will need to go.
 
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Thanks guys. I woke up this morning hoping all was good. It appears to be. It looks like the hermit crab was just a very persistent cleaner. Thanks for the reassurance.
 
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