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Old 03/12/2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Scolymia swallowing a hermit crab

Hi all. I have just purchased a candy apple scolymia a couple weeks ago and everythign has been going well. Yesteday, I was spot feeding it with some mysis shrimp, when one of my smaller hermit crabs(about the size of a peanut butter m&m) decided to climb the coral and get stuck in its tentacles. There is a bulbous area in the center of the coral, where the shell remains. How do I get the shell from under the coral's skin? Thank you!


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Old 03/12/2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of it.


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Old 03/12/2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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I would think It would spit it out after it done eating the crab


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Old 03/21/2012, 12:57 PM   #4
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first off...cool! and yeah I would wait it out I would think trying to remove it would cause mroe harm than good


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Old 03/24/2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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this is awesome haha


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Old 03/24/2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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peanut butter m&ms...mmmm

+1 to what paul said, give it a few days and see what happens..


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Old 03/24/2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Ahaha, that's awesome! That'll teach the hermit!


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Old 03/24/2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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LOL i had a large brain coral eat a rather large cleaner shrimp. The shrimp was constantly stealing food from the coral and one night the tail got caught and the entire shrimp went in. The rest of the CUC started eating the portion of the shrimp that was sticking out. It was a cool case of a bully shrimp becoming the main course!


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Old 03/24/2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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The Scoly will eat the snail or hermit, in some cases, and spit the shell out in a few days. It should be ok


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Old 03/31/2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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So what was the verdict?


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Old 04/10/2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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It finally spit the darn thing out..... My Tangerine Scoly did the same thing the next week.... it spat it out too....Always a learnign experience with these things. =)


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