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  1. Esimm03

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    Hi,
    I'm really confused, I found a set of legs in the outtake to my protine skimmer..
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    But the odd part is that both my red legged hermet crabs have a full set of legs.

    Any ideas?

    Ethan
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's most likely a molt Check the shell, if it's hollow, than it probably a molt. If it's got "meat" inside, I'd double check your crabs or see if you have an extra somewhere that slipped in
     
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    Hi,
    One of the crabs was munching on it before I got to it, from what I can see both my crabs have all their legs, and the only hitchhikers I can see are tube worms and bristle worms.

    I also found 3 snails, should I put them back in or are they best removed?

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    Most likely a molt then; the exoskeleton is quite nutritious and helps them build the next exoskeleton; it's not uncommon to see inverts eat their own skins.

    And so you mean put the snails back in/remove? If so, what do they look like, or do you have a pic?
     








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