Where are my crabs?

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LittleCinderella
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Where are my crabs?

Post by LittleCinderella » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 am

I have four, small PP crabs in a 30 gallon tank. One hasn't moved for a week (he's on the surface) but I don't think he's dead. I covered him with the top of a bottle, as suggested, for his safety.

The other three have been wonderfully active, but day before yesterday one disappeared. Now a second one has disappeared. How do I know if they're buried?

I have six inches of coconut fiber, play sand, Hermit Beach Sand mix. My temp is at 79 right now and humidity is at 99%. I'm not going to search through the substrate looking for them and I don't think they could have escaped.

The two who are missing I've only had a few days. Is there any way to tell where they are?

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Re: Where are my crabs?

Post by doth » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:02 pm

The two that are missing have likely dug down to molt. This can be a scary waiting game but it is a good thing. :) If you got them from a store they were probably unable to molt there & are probably relieved to finally have enough substrate to molt! They may be down for awhile.

Keep an eye on the surface one. Maybe add a little dish with some nourishing foods in there in case he perks up and is hungry. Good luck!

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Re: Where are my crabs?

Post by LittleCinderella » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:06 pm

Thank you!

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