A Sad Announcement about my Hermit Crab – Sebas Jr.!

While we were away on vacation my hermit crab – Sebas Jr. passed away. My son was feeding our fish when we were in Aruba. He told me that on the first day Sebas Jr. was at the bottom of the tank outside of his shell. He didn’t have time to remove him and planned on doing that the next day. When he came back the next day Sebas had disappeared – he had been eaten by the fish there. They had a tasty snack of crab. Sigh!

Here are the many pics of Sebas in action in the past eating a clam, his favorite treat.

Evidently Sebas was in the process of molting but didn’t quite make it through the exhausting process and succumbed. We were saddened by this announcement and felt badly for my son who had this happen on his watch.

Here are some of his previous molting’s that were successful.

We will fondly remember Sebas for how well he cleaned the tank and kept the rest of the inhabitants in the tank in line. The fish are having a grand old time now without him there. Each time a clam is dropped into the tank they have a free for all getting at it.

Here is Trigger having a wonderful time snacking on a clam and not having to fight Sebas for it.

Trigger was successful in opening the clam and emptying its contents. He wore a smug look on his face (not really – but I imagined he did) after eating it all. The other fish watched but didn’t dare get near him for he has a fierce bite with his teeth.

We hope to obtain another hermit crab sometime. But it isn’t easy to get a large one like we had. They are usually so small that the other fish might attack it and eat it. Sigh! If and when we do get one, I will share some photos of it with you.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Come back again soon!

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 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 http://jemsbooks.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.
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10 Responses to A Sad Announcement about my Hermit Crab – Sebas Jr.!

  1. Heart hugs for you and Sebas! ((( ❤ )))

  2. I am sorry to hear this news, Janice.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Sad news, Janice. I hate to see things die like that, but hey, you had the circle of life in your fish tank!

  4. I’m so sorry you lost Sebas!

  5. Victoria Zigler says:

    I’m sorry about Sebas Jr.

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