The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by Motörcrab » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:05 pm

wodesorel wrote that. She is one of the mods and tech support on here, and all around hermit crab, and anything with scales, fins, and fur guru!
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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:38 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Too bad they're so addicting.
Very true. After all, people would rather have two crabs than one.
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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by zokirova » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Gosh now I'm so questioning why I have 5 HC in a 75 gallon, I thought I was doing a good thing based on so many reads. Now I'm wondering if 2 would have been more ideal for longevity.
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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by Motörcrab » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:05 pm

I have 9 crabs in my 75 G. 3 Purples and 6 Strawberries. They are all currently wearing 1-1/8" to 1 1-14" opening shells. Aside from one shell fight when I introduced a rescued strawberry a month ago I have not had any issues since I started this tank in July of last year. I think I may have caused the fight because it happened within a few minutes of introducing the new guy after dipping him in saltwater instead of fresh. After I added a few more shells the attacker changed into a new shell.
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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:23 pm

I love that read !!! ... im late but my crabbie is alone i know that is frowned upon but he is not shy ! ...
Maybe it just who he is ... or she ... when he comes up from a molt is the only time he is shy and scarred and hides and then he gets use to me / us again ..... i do wnat atleats one or 2 more but he is doing fine !!! I would hate canablalism which ive read about .. also so ... ugh ! But

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Re: The Best Number of Hermit Crabs to Have?

Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:56 am

I kbow the feeling it is always so tempting to help the ones I see in the pet store or to adopt from someone locally when an oppritumity comes. They are so intresting and finding the right balance is tough.

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I have owned Hermit Crabs for 2 Years

I have 1 E named Monkey and 2 PP named Shy Guy and Little P

I also own 1 PP named Dory who stays in my classroom

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