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01/14/2016, 05:50 PM
I have one hermit crab that has gotten enormous (5x larger than any of the other hermits that were placed in at the same time). Here are two pics:

Also, I have a strange thing growing on my glass. I actually have these growing 7 or 8 different places. There seem to be pods on the glass near each of them. Here are a few pics of those:


Any idea of the species of the hermit? Or the thing growing on the glass?

01/14/2016, 06:09 PM
its hard to tell from pics.. Maybe Flatworms?


01/14/2016, 06:11 PM
if indeed flatworms remove them

01/14/2016, 06:12 PM
Sorry, was talking about the white thing, the red are fish flakes (took pics at feeding time). Pics aren't great, phone doesn't like taking pics of my tank.

01/14/2016, 06:24 PM
Here is a better picture of the hermit.


01/14/2016, 06:28 PM
And another patch of the stuff growing on the glass. I want to make sure it isn't any type of sponge or egg before I scrape it all off, especially since I have so many pods in the vicinity.


01/14/2016, 07:35 PM
The hemit needs to go....and the stuff on the glass looks like hydroids....

01/14/2016, 09:44 PM
I have the same hermit well based on that picture. I bought a bunch of red leg and blue leg and one of mine is massive like yours has those same stripes on his legs, I left mine in as he has not pestered anything yet. Unfortunately I'm not sure what that stuff on your glass is.

01/15/2016, 03:44 AM
Are hydroids good or bad? If bad, any idea on best way to remove? The hermit was definitely a shock, all of my others are still smaller than a quarter. I haven't noticed it killing any of the fish, though I did see it spending a lot of time on my macros

01/15/2016, 06:20 PM
If the hermit is bothering coral remove or sump it. From what I read about hydroids you will want to remove them and guess manually is the best option. I don't know a ton about them just some stuff I have read in the past.