|The hermit is eating his lunch, a shrimp and veggies pellet.|
And beneath, the oyster opens wide, ready to catch any fine crumbs.
These pellets, a favourite with the hermits and crabs, contain: krill, fish, shrimp, soy (not a "normal" hermit diet, is it?), wheat, corn meal, squid meal, yeast, kelp, dried seaweed, more fish meal and oil, turmeric (for an appetizing colour or to make the grains taste like real food?), MSG, and assorted vitamins.
The anemones accept these readily, but soon spit out an orangey mush. They like plain dried shrimp better.
Some of the scavenging snails eat the leftovers. There are plenty; the hermits are messy eaters, and easily distracted by another hermit with an apparently bigger pellet; these must necessarily be chased down and captured immediately.