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by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby Hermit Crabs
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Baby Hermit Crabs

Awww So tiny and cute! I've been thinking about getting some babies for my tank but it's only a 30 gallon and it already has a colony of 5 so I don't want to over crowd. Maybe when I upgrade I'll get some more little ones, seeing yours just made me want some even more lol
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Our Isopod keeps multiplying!
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Our Isopod keeps multiplying!

LOL Wow, just wow...
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Just sits there
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Just sits there

It could be PPDS, but if if it is then theirs not you can do about it other than wait to see. It could also be that she's nervous around the other crabs and just needs time to warm up to them. Another explanation is that she's getting ready to molt. Have you noticed any digging activity nearby? I've...
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Dead or molting??
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Dead or molting??

Thanks- is it normal for a crab to not move at all while molting? Staying in the exact same spot for weeks at a time? Yes, this is completely normal. If they were moving then it's not a molt. Also just wanted to add in, If it's an Ecuadorian then add more substrate. Es like to dig a lot more than o...
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Cost of Hermit Crabs in Your Area

wodesorel wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:52 am
Betta fish have gone sky high though! Our walmarts used to sell them for $4, but they all stopped. The local chain has their cheapest at $13 now up to $30, and our local shop regularly has $17 ones.
Really? I just picked up one at a local pet smart for 2.50.
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Naked crab!!!

[mention]Dad-One[/mention] Your tank looks good for the most part but there are a few things you need to fix (probably the cause of this). -The substrate is too low. Considering this is a 10 gallon tank it looks only a few inches, it needs to be a minimum of 6 inches for them to molt properly, unfor...
by FJrocks003
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: So many isopods!
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: So many isopods!

If you want to catch them all at once here's what you do: Get a large piece of rotting drift wood or sheet of bark (preferably damp, but not dripping) and put it in the tank. Wait a few days to a week then take it out. If it's done right then it would make the perfect habitat for the isopods and wil...
by FJrocks003
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Needing Small Shells
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Needing Small Shells

Contrary to most other posts in this section, I actually need small shells. I just recently got these guys and they are just barely smaller than a quarter, and finding any shells for them is a pain. One of them in particular is wearing one of those really long and pointy shells, which seems to impe...
by FJrocks003
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked crab!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Naked crab!!!

Would you mind filling out the entire emergency template? She dropped her shell because there is something wrong in the setup and mold usually wouldn't cause it so it's probably something else.
by FJrocks003
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Sand

curlysister wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Play sand does not need to be 'disinfected' before adding it to a tank.
I always disinfect mine anyway since the store I get in from sells a lot of chemicals and leaves it outside year round, not exactly necessary but I lie to be on the safe side.
by FJrocks003
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Sand
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Sand

Not sure what you mean by grainy but all long as it's all natural then it should be fine. Did you go through the whole disinfecting process?
by FJrocks003
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked Crab!
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Naked Crab!

UPDATE: Wow. I just found out what was wrong! You all are going to find this funny. I thought that maybe he just didn't like the shells I was offering in the tank so I got the shells in the isolation tank and switched them with some spares. He went into one of those intimately. I was confused as to ...
by FJrocks003
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Naked Crab!
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Naked Crab!

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by FJrocks003
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New hermie owner
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: New hermie owner

Make sure your sand is at least 6".
by FJrocks003
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER

Yup, thanks for letting me know. I bought a lot of shells as soon as I realized that the crabs were in fact not medium. Shipping is taking a while but hopefully they will arrive soon. I do have about 30 shells in the tank but all small-large. Wasn't expecting to need jumbos any time soon but here we...