Sebas Jr. the Hermit Crab is at it again!

Having a hermit crab is exciting. Sebas Jr. is always into something. Lately John has been dropping clams into the tank for him to eat. Hermit crabs like to hunt for their food and especially love shellfish like clams. We purchase clams from the fish market and freeze them for him to enjoy anytime. Some times we give him a fresh one right away like today.

Sebas working on opening a clam
Sebas and Wrasse ready to fight over a clam

Some of the fish like Wrasse above and Trigger love clams too. They will attack a clam unless Sebas gets it first. The crab is tenacious and will not let go of the clam until he has cleaned it out completely. It is something to see when they fight over it. He always wins though.

Here is Trigger trying to get at the clam.
Clam shell empty after Sebas cleaned it out.

I snapped some photos of Sebas feeding on a clam. One larger clam is still alive but is too difficult to open. The fish have tried to crack it and did – notice the crack on the shell from them attacking it to try and open it to feast. They won’t give up and eventually will be successful in devouring it.

Large hard-shelled clam still alive so far

There is always something going on in the tank. We are lucky to capture some things by accident as we pass by the tank. Most of the time everyone gets along well until the food is introduced and they fight over it. Sigh! There is plenty for all.

Notice the fish are looking at me for food!
They were disappointed when I snapped this second photo since I didn’t give them anything to eat.

Sebas Jr. is now asleep for awhile. He will wake up later during the night and clean the bottom of the tank again looking for some scraps.The rest of the fish are fast asleep when he does this. He is at the back of the tank under some live rocks so I couldn’t get a photo of him.

He has molted once already. That means he is growing. I just hope he doesn’t outgrow the present shell before we can get a larger one for him. Yikes!

I hope you enjoyed learning about our hermit crab. It is fascinating to watch Sebas in action and interacting with the other inhabitants of the tank.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my books and blog and for any reviews you may post wherever my books are sold. Take care!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
This entry was posted in fish, fish tanks, Hermit crabs, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Sebas Jr. the Hermit Crab is at it again!

  1. I have to say that I enjoy clams too! Sebas has good taste.

  2. Victoria Zigler says:

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing the goings on of your tank with us.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.