My tank is growing mold!

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My tank is growing mold!

Post by Princess R. » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:32 am

I'm a new crab owner, I've had my Hermit crabs for only a few weeks, and recently I have gotten a ten gallon tank, and switched from sand and gravel to coconut fiber substrate because I had read that it would be ideal for when my crabs molt. In my former tank, I found that I could leave food for my hermit crabs in the tank for a couple days, even when the temp reads 80 degrees and the humidity reads 70. But when I tryed to do the same thing in my new ten gallon, two days later it was covered in mold! As soon as I noticed I removed the food ASAP, and I can't see anymore mold, but could there still be mold spores floating around in my crabitat? And if so, how do I get rid of them without hurting my crabbies?
I have 4 purple pinchers. Crush, Bubbles, Sheldon, Sandy, and little Angelo. And I love Jesus! He is the way, the truth and the life, and he knew what he was doing when he made hermit crabs!☺
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Re: My tank is growing mold!

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:23 pm

I have done this before. Some foods mold faster. If you removed all the mold, you should be okay. I would just keep an eye out, check regularly. You shouldn't need a deep clean, just the spot clean should have been enough.

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Post by Princess R. » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks :wink:
I have 4 purple pinchers. Crush, Bubbles, Sheldon, Sandy, and little Angelo. And I love Jesus! He is the way, the truth and the life, and he knew what he was doing when he made hermit crabs!☺
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Mould isn't harmful to the crabs as it is to us, so if any mould spores develop, manual removal of that area will be fine.

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Re: My tank is growing mold!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:10 pm

Mine does the same thing, I change my food every other day and clean around where I see any other little spots. Clean the spots you can and you’ll be fine.


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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 pm

You're welcome

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