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Red blotches

Post by bbcraft22 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:12 pm

My all active and smart Fred has changed shells. When I was able to see the top side of the abdomen, I noticed some brown-red blotches on it. It also took a good 5 seconds for his abdomen to get in. Please help me figure what this is.
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Re: Red blotches

Post by bbcraft22 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:42 pm

can someone please answer me?
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Re: Red blotches

Post by hermitharbor » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:53 pm

Could you provide a picture perhaps? They do have markings on their exo, but the abdomen itself is just pale.


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Re: Red blotches

Post by bbcraft22 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:14 pm

ill get hte video of him changig shells.
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Re: Red blotches

Post by bbcraft22 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 pm

take notice this is the first time i've seen this on him. he is my most active hermit crab. :/ I don't know what is wrong.
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Re: Red blotches

Post by Rawrgeous » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:11 am

There's not much I can say about this without pictures...which unfortunately may be hard to get...Hopefully it was just a fluke? :/ Is said crab acting normally?

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Re: Red blotches

Post by bbcraft22 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:56 pm

yes. He is my most active hermit crab.


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Re: Red blotches

Post by Rawrgeous » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:37 am

Maybe something in the other shell was irritating him? Is it completely smooth on the inside?

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Re: Red blotches

Post by tymeacrab » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:15 am

Every once in a while a piece of sand, coco hust, substrate will get caught up in the Shell causing an irratation the crabby if they can't get it out will change shells to try to rid of the irratation, if he continues to switch shells, I would start to worry, but if he's acting fine, I wouldn't worry about it, they usually will deal with it themselves.

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