Isopod Control

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Isopod Control

Post by JoeHermits » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:33 pm

I’ve been doing research on breeding isopods for hermit crabs, and I have to say I’m interested.

However, I’ve also heard a lot of stories about isopods overpopulating their crabitats.

Are there any ways to keep them in check, or patterns in tank maintenance that can promote heavy breeding? The only way I can think of to keep them under control is to make sure all isopods are the same sex, but that sounds incredibly tedious.

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:50 pm

I would recommend breeding them in a tote or separate aquarium and only put small amounts in the tank.


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Re: Isopod Control

Post by JoeHermits » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:27 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I would recommend breeding them in a tote or separate aquarium and only put small amounts in the tank.


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That’s what I was thinking. My crabs live in a 55-gallon tank, but my fear is that I’ll put in ten isopods, get lazy with inspections, and find they number in the hundreds three months later.

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Re: Isopod Control

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:35 pm

I would recommend what GotButterflies advised :)
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