Hermit crab attached to another, fighting?

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  1. We$

    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    So I came home tonight and flipped on my bedroom lights and say one of my hermit crabs attached to the front of another one, wasnt sure what they were doing so I picked one up which lifted both and it took a little shaking to make it release..

    What is going on here haha?
     
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  3. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    nothing to worry about, one is probably just trying to kill the other for either meat or the shell.
     
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    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    Figured that, he must have been the culprit in the death of a different hermit in the tank as well.

    Btw while were here are astrea snails a good or bad addition to a tank cleaning crew? Saw someone complain they thought they ate coraline algae
     
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    I like them, If they do eat corralline they never ate enough of it to make a difference in my tanks. If you want something that eat coralline get a urchin.

    coralline isn't all its cracked up to be in newbie circles, its a nusiance algae really.
     
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    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    I had a guy that wanted to sell me his urchin along with the pair of clowns he sold me. Just didnt have the room for it really.

    Btw ever heard of a clown jumping out of a tank? I had a little space at the end of one of my lids and to my dismay when I returned from vacation I found one had jumped and was dead underneath the tank :(
     
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    actually no never, but any fish will jump if something in or about the tank is bothering them enough.
     
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    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    Yea not sure why it would have, there were two clowns and two blue green chromis that have been living together for 5+ years.

    Edit: Do you think I can pick up another juvenile clown and add to to make a pair again? Or will the older one reject it?
     
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