Should I add a crab friend?

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Should I add a crab friend?

Post by arosenbaum » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:17 pm

Hi all! I currently have 2 small-ish (ping pong ball size-ish) crabs in a 10 gallon tank. I am wondering if it would be a bad idea to add a third one, or if I'd need a bigger tank. I just know that crabs like friends and my 2 have seemed a little lonely lately.

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Re: Should I add a crab friend?

Post by curlysister » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:32 pm

Hmmm....ping pong ball might be getting toward medium size (if not now, very soon). Another would probably be a bit too crowded.

Here's HCA's guide to crabs/ sizes/ tank sizes/ numbers:

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Re: Should I add a crab friend?

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm

I wouldn’t. You’ll need at least a 20G at that point.
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Re: Should I add a crab friend?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:17 pm

I'm with CS and Hermit, I'd upgrade to at least a 20 gal before I got a 3rd crabby.

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