How many crabs can i have in ISO?

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How many crabs can i have in ISO?

Post by tayc1998 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:39 pm

Hello! I have 4 PP all about to molt. I have two currently in iso because they were trying to surface molt or were really close to the surface. Yesterday i was going through my substrate checking for flooding and unearthed my two who are still in the main and still relatively active. I put one in the moss pit and hes showing signs that he's about to shed his exo. So I'm wondering if i can put him in ISO with the others without having to worry about issues. For the record, one of the molters is almost ready to join the main again.

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Re: How many crabs can i have in ISO?

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:11 pm

The ones you dug up should remain separate for their safety. If you can’t get the others out of iso you’ll have to either set up another tank or put a half soda bottle over the dug-up ones until they’re done molting.

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