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I have a couple of old hermits that are spawning. I don't remember when I got them but it is at least 12 years or longer ago.
The male in the foreground has her pushed up against that bubble coral. He is pushing her so hard that he is lifting her and the 8" bubble coral. I am surprised that he can lift all of that with his right claw being he is a lefty.
How do I know they are spawning?
I will ask him when he comes back from having his cigarette.

 

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I have had crabs spawning for years and I never raised the young. They swim around as plankton for a few molts before they settle down to the bottom. It would be very difficult to raise these things.
To see the babies hatch you need to watch at night with a flashlight. You can see them swimming but just barely.
The eggs are held inside the borrowed crabs shell and can't be seen. You have to tell by watching them for years to get to know their behaviour.
I am sure I am wrong many times.
 
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