View Full Version : Large Hermit ate cleaner shrimp?

03/01/2017, 09:29 AM
Yesterday I noticed my fairly new hermit crab (about the size of a quarter or half dollar) munching on my cleaner shrimp. I had the cleaner shrimp at least 8 months with no issues. Just standard molting from time to time.

Do you think the crab caught him or he just died and the crab was eating the remains.

And yes I'm positive it wasn't just the molt. I took it out and it was the whole shrimp.

Take out the crab or leave him in and just get another shrimp?

03/01/2017, 03:28 PM
More likely to be an opportunistic feed than deliberate murder, is there plenty of other scraps of food for the hermit otherwise?

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03/19/2017, 07:00 PM
The shrimp probably just died, and the hermit scavenged on his remains.