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My older hermit crab died a couple of days ago and to prevent my other hermit crab from getting lonely I bought 2 new ones. The existing one is definitely demonstrating dominance but I want to know what’s too far so I don’t end up with a cannibal crab. He stands over the little one and does what might be feeler fighting with the slightly bigger new one but limbs were everywhere. Definitely different behavior than when I introduced him and my recently deceased hermit crab.
When u put them into the tank, did u do a quick dip in the fresh or saltwater? You do this so they smell familiar to avoid things like fights....I’m sure it doesn’t always work bc they tend to do the same as everyone else, find a hierarchy....but I know it helps for sure. Good luck
Crabbing with my son now! My my, how things have changed!