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Unread 07/21/2016, 11:12 PM   #1
KMS.Kyle
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Should I be concerned? My Anemone attached its self to my largest hermit

Hello!

So my RBTA has been in my tank for over a year now and is beautiful and healthy and has NEVER moved off his rock until today - my largest hermit crab walked over beside it and out of no where the anemone climbed onto the hermits shell and now they're as one.. ..

The hermit is definitely struggling to carry it on its back with the power heads in the tank but should I be worried?! I'm super concerned he's going to pull it into some of my corals.. But the good thing is that most of my corals are pretty high up.

Definitely one of the more interesting things I've ever witnessed happening in my tank..
Thank you for your help!




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Unread 07/21/2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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There's something you don't see every day. Wow.


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Unread 07/22/2016, 01:24 AM   #3
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The RBTA rode him across the tank and onto a peak of a rock.. ... I like to think that he meant for that to happen.. .


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Unread 07/22/2016, 04:53 AM   #4
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That's awesome. I love this hobby!


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Unread 07/22/2016, 07:19 AM   #5
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Never saw an anemone call a taxi before but that is awesome. Did the anemone ever plant his foot in a new place or is he still surfing around?


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Unread 07/22/2016, 07:22 AM   #6
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Haha, wow!


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Unread 07/22/2016, 07:28 AM   #7
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Now THAT is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Congrats man! Nature at its finiest.


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Unread 07/22/2016, 11:19 AM   #8
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Very cool. Only consideration I would offer is the hermit gets around a lot and may inadvertently be stinging other inhabitants/corals with the anemone.


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Unread 07/22/2016, 04:35 PM   #9
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He most definitely found a new home.. I swear it was as if it planned it out... ..




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Unread 07/22/2016, 05:03 PM   #10
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I love it when this happens lol


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Unread 07/22/2016, 06:09 PM   #11
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Cool beans!


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Unread 07/22/2016, 11:23 PM   #12
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Speaking of weird..
Today my pair of clowns and my chromis started shoaling together.. It's incredible - I'm going to do my best to get some pictures.

God I love this hobby - every day is an adventure.


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Unread 07/23/2016, 06:03 AM   #13
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Your nem has mobile home syndrome.


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Unread 07/23/2016, 06:40 AM   #14
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What a bossss.
That nem knows his way around the tank. 😉

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Unread 07/23/2016, 06:54 AM   #15
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That is real cool


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Unread 07/23/2016, 08:03 AM   #16
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Wish I had a small nem and a hermit. LFS doesnt have hermits often. I'll ask when they have hermits or conchs


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Unread 07/23/2016, 08:49 AM   #17
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That's awesome! Your 'nem is his own man, rides the hermit crab express, just can't be tied down.


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Unread 07/23/2016, 09:19 AM   #18
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You just can't make this Sh*t up. lol.


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Unread 07/23/2016, 11:09 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by KMS.Kyle View Post
Speaking of weird..
Today my pair of clowns and my chromis started shoaling together.. It's incredible - I'm going to do my best to get some pictures.

God I love this hobby - every day is an adventure.
My old chromis used to do the same thing with my clowns too.


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Unread 07/23/2016, 02:41 PM   #20
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far, far safer transport than turning loose and flying about into a powerhead...wouldn't be surprised if it happens in the wild, too. Something loose can be gobbled up.


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