Is 45 shells enough shells?

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Is 45 shells enough shells?

Post by crabby33 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:02 pm

I only have two crabs in a 20 Gallon tank. Is 45 shells enough shells for both crabs? I’m thinking 5 per crab. They’re a mixture of Apple murex (a very popular shell with my crabs at the moment), magpies, turbos (NOT a popular shell with my crabs), fox shells, whale eyes and bursa.
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Re: Is 45 shells enough shells?

Post by Xenocrab » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:05 pm

Uh, yeah. I think you have enough shells! Lol! I'm assuming they are various sizes because you have quite the selection! You could easily get away with 15-20! Spoiled crabbies! Fox shells are not popular with our crabs, but the turbos get taken right away.

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Re: Is 45 shells enough shells?

Post by crabby33 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:13 pm

Xeno, with my crabs, turbos are just the opposite! They won’t wear turbos but Apple murex shells get taken right away.

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Re: Is 45 shells enough shells?

Post by Xenocrab » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:50 pm

I find it amazing how all crabs are so different in every way! I think it is safe to say that you have plenty of shells! They should not fight over them! Most of my crabs came in apple murex shells but I never offered them any since they changed out. Makes me want to put some in and see what happens!

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