How many crabs could I fit in my tank?

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Meg'sAussieCrabitat
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How many crabs could I fit in my tank?

Post by Meg'sAussieCrabitat » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:09 am

Hello!
I'm wondering what number of crabs I could comfortably fit in my tank. I want to adopt some more! :crabbigsmile:

My crabs are Aussies, so that's why I'm thinking that I may need more space. I have 3 crabs right now, all around 1.5 inches. I don't believe that they grow as big as most species- is that right? I've seen the chart, but I thought it may be different for Aussies.
I have a 65 gallon Exo terra tank. It has around 6-7 inches of substrate- play sand and eco earth. The humidity is usually 80-85%, and the temp around 25 Celcius. There is loads of climbing and hiding stuff like reptile hammocks, coco huts, sticks, Mopani wood, etc. plenty of shells, too. It is pretty much a second level.

Thanks :)

3rd year of crabbing with my 3 Aussies; Lily, Cocoa, Mr Pistachio in a 65-gallon crabitat.
3 beautiful Sussex chickens; Adelaide, Geoff and Marshmallow

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Re: How many crabs could I fit in my tank?

Post by angelbear » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:10 am

There are two articles that can help you to determine the amount of crabs you can keep in your current set up.

1. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 43#p852643

2.
http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 51#p836451
Hi, I have been crabbing about 5 to 6 years now, and these guys have put up alot with my growing pains.
Proud mama of 4 shell babies:
1 e, and 3 pp


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Re: How many crabs could I fit in my tank?

Post by Meg'sAussieCrabitat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:58 pm

angelbear wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:10 am
There are two articles that can help you to determine the amount of crabs you can keep in your current set up.

1. http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 43#p852643

2.
http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... 51#p836451
Thanks- I've already seen these but I didn't know whether Aussie crabs need more space.

3rd year of crabbing with my 3 Aussies; Lily, Cocoa, Mr Pistachio in a 65-gallon crabitat.
3 beautiful Sussex chickens; Adelaide, Geoff and Marshmallow

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