Damn crabs

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  1. rogerstammy

    rogerstammy Peppermint Shrimp

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    So I bought my first 2 corals for my tank today and I have 2 hermits that keep going to one of the daisy plyps and picking at it. Grrrr. Should I just dispose of these things? I'm pretty sure that's what I should do, I just hate giving something the boot, it's easier with support. :/
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The hermits are just clean up or eating any goodies found on the new frags, very common and no intervention is warranted.
     
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  4. RavenSF

    RavenSF Astrea Snail

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    They could be eating/cleaning die off if the corals are new. My shrimp climb all over my corals and nothing happens. I have a peppermint that lives in a birdsnest, so you're crabs aren't doing anything bad.
     
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  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Agree with the others- I've never had a crab or hermit harm a coral. They will pick at dead tissue, algae, detritus, etc between the polyps, which is beneficial to the entire system.
     
  6. rogerstammy

    rogerstammy Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thank you!!!!! Glad I don't need to intervene!
     
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  7. subzero3z

    subzero3z Astrea Snail

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    I have two Small Corals that hermits walked over for a little bit when I first got them, but they stopped.
     
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  9. ivanbosk

    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    Yeah, I wouldn't be concerned about them bothering corals, bothering snails is a different story...
     
  10. rogerstammy

    rogerstammy Peppermint Shrimp

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    After a couple days they haven't bothered with the Corals, but as soon as I put a new one it they were all over it, again ignoring it after a couple days. Thanks everyone for easing my mind.