Hermits And Polyps

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Speedy, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    I got a bunch of baby blue leg hermits, And I've seen them picking at my polyp frags. Is this normal? Walking all around them with their little legs inside the polyps? :-/
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have had blue's eat yellow polyps. Cleaned them right out of my tank. But I have not seem tham touch Zooanthids or star polyps.

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    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    They aren't zoos, they're the green star polyps. Is this ok or will the little suckers kill the weak and struggling polyps?
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I bet they are just walking over them and picking deterious off them. Not likly they are eating them.
     
  6. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I agree, there most likely picking around them for junk, rather then picking at them for polyp meat.
     
  7. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    Hermits are usually only eating detrius and other things.
     
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  9. Land_Fish

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    [quote author=Gresham link=board=ASAP;num=1077555880;start=0#4 date=02/27/04 at 18:00:59]I agree, there most likely picking around them for junk, rather then picking at them for polyp meat.[/quote]

    Thats a BIG 10-4 rubber duck.