Up and out too early?

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Up and out too early?

Post by relaxits4lex » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:46 am

So my three crabs went down for a molt a month or two ago. The biggest one (as big as a mandarin) just came up this morning. Out of concern, I carefully dug up the other two to check up on them. They are perfectly fine, and I put them in ISO. Though, they are wondering around the tanks eating and drinking despite not looking finished. How long should I keep them isolated before bringing them back to the main tank?


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Re: Up and out too early?

Post by curlysister » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:55 am

Please please please do not dig up your crabs. They know when to come up. Digging them up is stressful for them at best, and can be fatal at worst.
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