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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:00 pm

That sounds like an awesome shop! I wish there was more local ones instead of big companies :(
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Post by CheekyChels » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:04 pm

It’s the only local one I’ve been to in years that actually has hermit crabs and I check on them everytime I go lol. I don’t think anyone really buys them since they always have the same 3-4 there but at least they are getting taken care of. I can’t say how many times I’ve gone to a pet store with hermit crabs and they just have rocks in their tank or they only have 1/2 an inch of sub. The ones at petsmart looked SO sad last time I went. I want to rescue them all!


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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:27 pm

Yeah, my heart cries for them every time I go to the pet store or boardwalk. But after a good lecture I feel a little better, even if they don't care
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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by CheekyChels » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:24 pm

Okay y’all so I went to the pet store today and I THINK they have a blueberry! I’m not quite sure since I’ve never seen one in person and I don’t know much about them. They had the tank labeled this time as just “hermit crabs” and they had 3 different kinds from what I could see. PP’s the great strawberries and one medium sized very dark blue in color. I couldn’t see his claw as the massive strawberry was in front of him. Is there any crabs that are very dark blue/kinda purple in color besides blueberries? I got a pic the best I could. Any ideas? Also isn’t it kind of bad for hermits to not have a buddy the same species as them in the tank? Image


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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:00 pm

The only thing with him is that his eyes are like a purple pincher(Blueberries usually have teardrop shape eyes, if I'm not mistaken, like Es,Ruggies, and Straws). But I definitely agree with that color-- maybe he's a viola? That would be my guess. But lucky you! If I saw them I'd have a heart attack! :D
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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by CheekyChels » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:18 pm

I really wanted to get him honestly but I already have 3 small crabs and idk if adding a medium one into my tank would be a good idea at the time. One of my crabs is extremely active and the other 2 I rarely see but I don’t know if I should chance putting a crab in that’s almost twice as big as them and have my active crab start hiding.

I haven’t read up much on violas I guess I will have to do some research on them


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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 pm

I'm sure if they would be okay together, but in the beginning crabs always size each other up. I think though, it might cause a ruckus if the big guy joined the little guys. Sort of like if you have a chihuahua and bring in a doberman and just let them decide who's boss, I would think. But who knows-- they could get along great and love each other!
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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by CheekyChels » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:40 pm

Well he seemed to be buddies with the HUGE crab in the pic so I’d feel bad if I took him and left the giant one. It’s an endless cycle really lol!! I might have to go back within the next few days to see if he’s still there. Does anyone here have a viola they can tell me a little about? I’m reading up on them right now but if anyone has any tips on them I’d love to hear them. IF that’s what this crab is and IF I get him I want to make sure adding him with my other babies won’t be too stressful.


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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:49 pm

IF IF IF-- haha! Reminds me of how I always say I'm not going to get anymore but I end up doing so! I can't even go in the stores or to the boardwalk because I feel so guilty! The last time i went to one I got THREE crabs! I only wanted ONE! :lol:
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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by CheekyChels » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:52 pm

I know I don’t NEED him... but I WANT him. I have a really hard time going into pet stores lol I tell my boyfriend that he can’t let me get any crabs which is what he did today with this guy. What if I don’t go with him though can I use the excuse “you weren’t with me so I had to get him!” still debating...


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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:36 pm

That's literally me all the time. Whenever someone goes with me to the boardwalk or the store they have to remind me I have enough, then proceed to drag me away from the store/cage! :lol:
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Re: He changed shells [emoji1]

Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:57 pm

CheekyChels wrote:I know I don’t NEED him... but I WANT him. I have a really hard time going into pet stores lol I tell my boyfriend that he can’t let me get any crabs which is what he did today with this guy. What if I don’t go with him though can I use the excuse “you weren’t with me so I had to get him!” Image still debating...


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You should!!! I think that would be a great excuse!!!


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