Moving hermies to new crabitat

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Moving hermies to new crabitat

Post by Shiwe » Mon May 18, 2020 10:11 am

Hi everyone

I've had my crabs for about 3 weeks now and already want to move them into a bigger tank lol. I have two in a 10 gallon but it feels way too cramped to me. My justification for moving to a 20 gallon is that I can give them more fake plants, something to climb on, hide, ect. I want to give them more enrichment basically. My dilemma however is that they both spend a good amount of time underground still and I don't want to stress them out bad enough to cause death by undigging them and moving them. Thoughts?

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Re: Moving hermies to new crabitat

Post by Hermielover121 » Mon May 18, 2020 10:52 am

I am doing the same thing, but one of mine is molting. What I like to do is trick them at like 7 I turn off there lights and then at like 9 they are usually eating and I just would quickly move them to the new tank.


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Re: Moving hermies to new crabitat

Post by JoeHermits » Mon May 18, 2020 11:08 am

Sadly you’re going to have to wait. If you see one on the surface you can move it but otherwise you just have to be patient.


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Re: Moving hermies to new crabitat

Post by Kimberly » Mon May 18, 2020 11:10 am

I went through that and I just moved one at a time when I saw them out and about . I felt bad to put one by itself but it was only for a day then quickly 2 more emerged and before you know it they were all happily hanging out together lol or so it seemed


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Re: Moving hermies to new crabitat

Post by GotButterflies » Mon May 18, 2020 12:45 pm

Like it was previously mentioned, you will need to wait for them to surface before you can move them. You do not want to dig your hermits up.
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