Food for crabs?

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Food for crabs?

Post by Pannslo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:34 am

Hi all, I'm new here. My hermit crabs have been spending a lot of time battling each other (even though there's tons of empty shells) and are spending way too much time on my SPS's. Can I feed them some flowers? I delivery flowers Russia and some times I have flowers which I didn't sell, can I feed the, my crab?

This is a new thing since the post-leak rebuild. Guessing the substrate is a bit too clean for them now and they're getting hungry. Anyone have suggestions for a tablet or something to get some food in their belly's? I feed pellets, flake and Rod's - but not so much where the fish leave a ton for the crabs - yet I don't want to dump TOO much in just to feed them too.
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Re: Food for crabs?

Post by curlysister » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:54 am

Hi, crabs can eat many of the same things as we can. They need protein and calcium sources daily.
Here is the care sheet about nutrition.

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Pellets and commercial foods often contain harmful additives and aren't considered a good long term option. Here is the care sheet that explains why most commercial foods aren't appropriate:

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Re: Food for crabs?

Post by Motörcrab » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:57 pm

If you are looking for different food options check out our resource page. There are a lot of awesome vendors on Etsy that cater to hermit crab nutrition! They have some awesome single ingredient items and mixes! We purchase about 75% of our crabs food from there!

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Coenobita Curiosities offering crabby decor
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoenobitaCuriosities

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