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Old 30-03-12, 15:52
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Talking Electric Blue Legged Hermit Crab

Anyone know of a decent UK seller?

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Old 30-03-12, 16:01
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I don't know sells it in your area but I really would not recommend you buy them. They are absolute terrors. They get enormous, if you have any corals that aren't very securely puttied down, you'll constantly be finding them on the sand bed. And once there's food in the tank, nothing will stop them. They will rip food out of anemones and corals mouths and trample them in the process and they will bully everything else. That's before they start attacking snails, fish and other hermits.

They're a wonderful colour but they get from the 1/4 inch docile algae eaters at the shop to 3 inch bulldozers within months. I paid a fair bit for mine but ended up giving them back to the lfs for free as I'd had enough.
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Old 30-03-12, 18:04
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I don't know sells it in your area but I really would not recommend you buy them. They are absolute terrors. They get enormous, if you have any corals that aren't very securely puttied down, you'll constantly be finding them on the sand bed. And once there's food in the tank, nothing will stop them. They will rip food out of anemones and corals mouths and trample them in the process and they will bully everything else. That's before they start attacking snails, fish and other hermits.

They're a wonderful colour but they get from the 1/4 inch docile algae eaters at the shop to 3 inch bulldozers within months. I paid a fair bit for mine but ended up giving them back to the lfs for free as I'd had enough.

lol agree with the above, I made the mistake of buying 24 of them, deciding if I can put them in the sump or if you would like some...........
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Old 30-03-12, 18:07
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Yup, agree. Absolute monsters. I've still got two that just won't go away
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Old 30-03-12, 18:12
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i do find them quite funny though the way they just plow over everything lifting things about 10 times their size!
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Old 30-03-12, 22:24
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I love mine, hesse big but always wandering about. my favorite off all easily
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Old 30-03-12, 22:28
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Just like the white spotted red hermits.
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Old 31-03-12, 00:38
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Mine actually murdered a turbo 5 times his size for his shell, then killed a red leg for his when he noticed the turbo shell was was too big and he couldnt move around, then killed the other turbo when he grew a little more.. Total havoc, then one day fell asleep on a rock w his shell and never moved again.. :|
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Old 31-03-12, 11:49
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Hey Ffalas, thats exactly what mine did.
However, last night came home and found what looked like the legs/claws with a bit of body next to the shell, so i said "ar, it died - it did look nice", so i took it out and threw it away and left the old turbo shell near by. this morning the shell has moved so i am thinkging whats going on.
well, you wont believe it, but ITS BACK!. Found out on the forum, they molt!!!.
just can't see the size!!!.

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Old 31-03-12, 11:50
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On that point, going to to LFS today. I've got around 20 small red legged hermits (At least thats what i started with). anyone suggest nice big hermits to go for ?
dont want to throw good money away!!!.

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