My two crabs are constantly fighting...

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My two crabs are constantly fighting...

Post by Randomperson428 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:51 pm

I lost a crab over the summer and decided to replace him with another one more closely related in size to my current crab. The two got along until molting happened for each of them. Now my first crab is constantly attacking the new one for her shell. To counter this, I bought a bunch of growth shells but nothing has slowed the fighting. Currently they're both living in separate tanks and I'm worried they might get lonely there. I tried to reintroduce them but nothing has worked. Should I be purchasing new crabs for the both of them to maybe broaden the community and stop the attacks?

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Re: My two crabs are constantly fighting...

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:05 pm

It just sounds like he wants the shell. Try purchasing shells similar/the same to the victim's shell (like a good 6 or so, more is better to increase the chance of success)....

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Re: My two crabs are constantly fighting...

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Idk - I think there is something else going on here. Can you please fill out the emergency template for us? Thanks! :)

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