|Run, run, run!|
When I clean the tank, I remove all the hermits and other sensitive critters to an assortment of bowls until the scrubbing and sloshing is finished. To keep the hermits occupied in their big, bare, blue bowl, I give them fragments of dried shrimp. They each grab one, and then spend the rest of the time racing around, certain that all the others are going to steal their piece, trying to keep it out of reach. A game of catch-me-if-you-can, with 16 players, all being "it".
When the tank is ready for them again, I transfer them gently, one by one, each one clutching his treasure tightly. Once they're home again, they finally settle down to eat.