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Number of crabs

Post by Crab2233 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:17 pm

How many hermit crabs are you supposed to have? How many hermit crabs do you have ? :crabbigsmile:

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Re: Number of crabs

Post by DaJimmer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:10 pm

Your supposed to have as many crabs as it takes.

I have 4 small pp

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Re: Number of crabs

Post by Sillysheep » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:36 am

DaJimmer wrote:Your supposed to have as many crabs as it takes.

I have 4 small pp

Tips include:
5 gallons per crab or more (depending on species)
At least 2 of each species you own. (Crabby buddy system. pp with 2 E with 2 straw)
read read read search search search :D
viewforum.php?f=51
I had to move an extremely disgruntled crab to her own tank 2 days ago. I'm not sure yet what to do. I was thinking, would love your thoughts, maybe if I find her a buddy now, she will already have "seniority". She is, well, was very very aggressive to the other 4. Hmm... Is there something to 1 odd one?


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Re: Number of crabs

Post by DaJimmer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:53 am

I myself am just starting so personal experience is nil. ( 1 month) But ive read ALOT. Sorry bout the troubles.
All same species and size? 5 gallons per crab?
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 am

I hace found over the years that crabs of the same size have more problems then crabs of different sizes.... probably sue to not completing (much) for the same resources.

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Re: Number of crabs

Post by Sillysheep » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:23 am

aussieJJDude wrote:I hace found over the years that crabs of the same size have more problems then crabs of different sizes.... probably sue to not completing (much) for the same resources.

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So, I wonder what you would do in this case. Would you find an aggressive larger size pp a buddy? Do you think you would have taken her out? Just wondering. I hope I'm doing the right thing. Sure not very much black and white in owning hermit crabs is there?

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Post by DaJimmer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:49 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:I hace found over the years that crabs of the same size have more problems then crabs of different sizes.... probably sue to not completing (much) for the same resources.

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:53 pm

Sillysheep wrote:So, I wonder what you would do in this case. Would you find an aggressive larger size pp a buddy? Do you think you would have taken her out? Just wondering. I hope I'm doing the right thing. Sure not very much black and white in owning hermit crabs is there?

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Since i dont have PPs i cant not answer for this species but ill answer as broadly as i can, without going species specific.
It depends on why they are aggressive. Many times it just a dominance display, which we confuse with aggression. Other times, it might be due to the owner not giving the crabs something they want - shells, hiding places or food... sometimes they can be aggressive when new, and once moulted calm down a lot.
Having a large tank helps, since they have more places for alone time or to have space.
Crabs of the same size will utilise the same resources - like shells, which many fights start from. Crabs of different sizes will use different resources. However if large crabs continue to be aggressive, and only option is to set up their own tank id wpuld go with tank mates that are larger than the aggressor.
Black and white do not go with animals in general, unfortunately. Its just with other pets we have some idea on their behaviour and them in general.

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Re: Number of crabs

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:38 pm

Would a small crab with a big crab be considered company for the small or big crab?
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Re: Number of crabs

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:39 pm

Would a small crab with a big crab be considered company for the small or big crab?
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Re: Number of crabs

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:37 pm

If they are the same species, then yep.

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Re: Number of crabs

Post by hayhay528 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 pm

Sillysheep wrote:
DaJimmer wrote:Your supposed to have as many crabs as it takes.

I have 4 small pp

Tips include:
5 gallons per crab or more (depending on species)
At least 2 of each species you own. (Crabby buddy system. pp with 2 E with 2 straw)
read read read search search search :D
viewforum.php?f=51
I had to move an extremely disgruntled crab to her own tank 2 days ago. I'm not sure yet what to do. I was thinking, would love your thoughts, maybe if I find her a buddy now, she will already have "seniority". She is, well, was very very aggressive to the other 4. Hmm... Is there something to 1 odd one?


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my crab who has been bullying my others just needed a new shell... i was hesitant to believe that it was all he was missing beacsue of the large amount of shells we already had in the tank, but as soon as i got more (specifically the same kind as the crabs he was bullying were wearing) he immidiately switched shells and layed off the other crabs. i would take a look at what your tank/crab might be needing and try that

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