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Old 11-03-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
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aquati hermit crabs

Can someone help me does anyone know the proper care and housing of hermit crabs
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Old 11-03-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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well there are so many different kinds in the Salt world, but mostly they are just scavengers and won't hurt anything that can swim or run away. I think there are types that are not good for corals and such though, but I am not an expert. In general you should have at least 1 extra shell that is slightly bigger than the one your hermit is currently carrying around. If you have more than one hermit, they may fight with each other and steal each other's homes if there are not extras laying around. Plus as they grow they want bigger homes!

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Old 11-04-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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Extra shells, a supply of algae for them to feed off of (either on LR/LS or supplemental feedings of algae tabs or Nori), as well as NSW parameters -- temp of 76F - 84F, and salinity of 1.024 - 1.026.

No ammonia, nitrite, absolutely no copper, good (slow) acclimation practices, no rapid changes in temp/salintyp/pH.

I think that covers the basics. 8)
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Thanks for the response from everyone it does help. I was not sure if I was feeding him right. Now he did kill my brothers shrimp which is how I ended up with him what would be a good tank mate for him. Right now he is in a 10 gallon tank temporary only. I was thinking of a damsel. Any ideas
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:24 PM   #5
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how big is this thing? any pics?
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i would recommend a snail it would be great to see him yank the snail right out to have the shell
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Old 11-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #7
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I dont have any pictures but he fits in the palm of my hand. besides the snail idea does anyone have any ideas on tank mates . thanks
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