Thin shell question

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Thin shell question

Post by crabby33 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 am

I have a pearled white turbo in my tank with a 7/8” opening. Is there a reason my crabs have rejected that shell? Is it too thin? I have tapestries, picas, gold mouth, banded, silver mouth and camo turbos in my tank. One crab is in a Fluctuosus and the other one is in an apple murex. It may be that my crabs are comfortable with the shells they’re wearing and they don’t need to change.

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Re: Thin shell question

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:05 am

I have them, and my crabs do not change in them either. Mine are not thin though.
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Re: Thin shell question

Post by crabby33 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm

I just avoid buying those shells because I know my crabs will not wear them. I have seen mine testing the weight of the camo shells and they have even inspected the larger banded turbos so I bought a few more of those on the off chance they like them enough to change shells.

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Re: Thin shell question

Post by HHIhermies1004 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:56 pm

My Es like touching and feeling whale eye shells. I’m going to look for more of those. They don’t even look at any type turbo shells. I’ve noticed some of the turbos can be kinda heavy especially the bigger ones. Good luck on the shell hunt.


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