Impulse buy SOS

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Re: Impulse buy SOS

Post by aspearson » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:34 pm

When I get the second do I need to keep the separate for a period of time or are they ok to be together as soon as the new one comes home?


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Re: Impulse buy SOS

Post by crabs_lex » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:13 pm

i usually isolate mine with plenty of shells and water for ab a week before i put him in
but i also have a 55g tank with 20 crabs
you should be okay just putting him in
did you get shells for your guys yet?

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Re: Impulse buy SOS

Post by aspearson » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:04 am

crabs_lex wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:13 pm
i usually isolate mine with plenty of shells and water for ab a week before i put him in
but i also have a 55g tank with 20 crabs
you should be okay just putting him in
did you get shells for your guys yet?
When I got him I bought a bunch of painted shells but now that I know those are not good for him I am keeping them out of the tank and I ordered a bag of non painted shells in a variety of sizes close to his that will be here Wednesday.

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Re: Impulse buy SOS

Post by aspearson » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:14 am

If he decides to go down to molt in the 2 weeks I have to quarantine, would it be best to wait until he is done before getting another crab? I don't know if that is likely to happen but I just thought of it and thought it would be a good thing to know.


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Re: Impulse buy SOS

Post by crabs_lex » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm

you could wait yes because molting crabs have an irresistible smell to other crabs making them seem like a snack

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