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Key hermit crab?


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    medwards - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Key hermit crab?

    I came across some hermits the store was calling key red leg hermits. They are not typical red leg hermits. They are a very pale red. LFS said they would eat algea. I usually dislike hermits but I said what the heck. These guys are great. They are polishing rock. They leave the coraline but eat everything else. The store also stated they will eat nori stips after the algea is gone. Any one have exp with these guys. I tried looking them up but no luck. Maybe by another name. I got them sat and there is a huge difference already. Never had a member of my cuc work this well or fast. Oh yeah and very delicate so far around my zoas or other corals. So far.

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    Interesting...what store? Got any pictures?

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    medwards - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I got them at tropical treasures. I can get some pics if i can load them. Ill get one of the rock. Ill try for a hermit but my camera and skills are sub par to say the least

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    Heres a pic of the work they have done since sat. There are 2 hermits in the pic. I know you can barely see them.




    picturephp?albumid40&amppictureid149 - Key hermit crab?

    And one of a polished rock. The green still there was covering the rock sat.
    picturephp?albumid40&amppictureid148 - Key hermit crab?

    And my wife takes better pics
    picturephp?albumid40&amppictureid152 - Key hermit crab?

    Another look of the hermit you cant see. But you can see the results of their work
    picturephp?albumid40&amppictureid151 - Key hermit crab?
    Last edited by medwards; 03-01-2010 at 10:39 PM.

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    I wonder if those are the same hermits I have seen called Mexican Red leg hermits...not as red as the scarlets.

    Nice picture of your algae blenny and yellow clown goby!

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    medwards - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Well i just googled the mexican red leg hermit and i dont think thats it. They are still very small so maybe the color will change as they grow, but the pics dont match mine. Any more possible names. Ill try to get a pic of one in a bowl tomorrow. Maybe we can get a match that way.

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    here's some for a comparison....

    http://www.recif.be/article/hermit.htm
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    ^ Thats a whole lot of hermits!!

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    medwards - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thats a awesome link. Now i just got to spend a couple days going over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidgoose View Post
    here's some for a comparison....

    http://www.recif.be/article/hermit.htm
    Excellent!!

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