possible aggression

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srwalter
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possible aggression

Post by srwalter » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:30 pm

I recently introduced 2 new crabs to my crabitat. After initial weird interactions setting up the pecking order they seemed to be doing well together. I was looking at them and I noticed one hidden under a fake plant but his shell was turned over. I lifted the plant and a bigger hermit crab scurried away. The little one was all the way in his shell. Was the bigger one trying to pull him out or should I not worry. They’ve been here for like 3 weeks but I dunked the little dude in the fresh water again. Am I overthinking this or should I keep a close eye on them?

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Re: possible aggression

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:19 pm

srwalter wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:30 pm
I recently introduced 2 new crabs to my crabitat. After initial weird interactions setting up the pecking order they seemed to be doing well together. I was looking at them and I noticed one hidden under a fake plant but his shell was turned over. I lifted the plant and a bigger hermit crab scurried away. The little one was all the way in his shell. Was the bigger one trying to pull him out or should I not worry. They’ve been here for like 3 weeks but I dunked the little dude in the fresh water again. Am I overthinking this or should I keep a close eye on them?
Are they getting protein and calcium daily? Are there enough of the right kind of shells for them? 3-5 per crab.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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