what hermit crab species to pick

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what hermit crab species to pick

Post by Raygamer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:53 am

Hello! im new here and im from indonesia.
im planning to keep a hermit crab but im not sure which one to keep?
the one available here are
C. perlatus
C. brevimanus
C. lila
C. cavipes
C. violascens
C. rugosus

i was planning to get brevimanus but i saw on the internet that brevimanus are the biggest captive hermit crab species?

so now im kinda unsure which to get

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Re: what hermit crab species to pick

Post by wodesorel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:50 am

I would put a vote in for Rugosus. Mine is active both day and night, and they stay relatively small so aren't as likely to need an enormous enclosure. Really nice hermit crabs.

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Re: what hermit crab species to pick

Post by AweStraws » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:02 pm

Hmm since you are indonesian, like me, I suggest you too keep small hermit crabs since they are more adaptable to the change of environment. For jenisnya, you can choose which are the most suitable or kelomang that you like. Dont forget juga ya kalo mau pelihara dont be too much as it can be overpopulate your tank.

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Re: what hermit crab species to pick

Post by CombatMist » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:57 am


I hear lots of love for rugies. That's what I would pick if stores had variety
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