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Old 11-25-2016, 09:21 PM
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My crab, Snappy, has been alone in a 10 gal for at least a few years now. any new crabs added were eaten by her. I am going to upgrade her to a larger tank soon, one that's big enough to hopefully house multiple crabs. The new one will contain plenty of hiding spots, deep substrate, surplus of shells, salt and fresh water pools, moss pit, a better diet, multiple levels, etc. basically everything the current one lacks. I didn't realise how terrible her living conditions were until reading up on here and other places, and hope the new tank will be better for her. it will be at least a couple more months till I have the money to afford everything, so that leaves time to prepare. Any tips on how to make sure she gets along with future tanks mates, or just general tips? any wisdom shared is much appreciated. thanks!

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I've heard the best thing to do would be to take all the crabs (old & new) and give them all a salt water bath before adding to the crabitat (just let them crawl around in salt water for a few minutes - funny how active they get afterward!). I don't know if this removes any identifying scent or what, but it appears to work. Also, rearrange/decorate the crabitat so it is not the same layout. I think that helps keep the old crabs from being too territorial as well - they think they are somewhere new
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thanks! I will definitely remember that when the time comes!

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What kind of crab? Hermit?
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:36 AM
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yes, a hermit crab. not sure what specific species, though.

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