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Old 07-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Could i keep this in my tank?

My dad was traveling back from Florida and he stopped in Louisiana for gas(i think) and found a pretty shell on the concrete he picked it up and inside there was a hermit crab! He says it's about 2-3 inches, I haven't seen it yet but I'll post a pic when I do. Could I add him into my 75 gallon?
Should I treat him with something first?
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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He found a hermit crab on the side of the road...? Dont they need water? What?!? Haha
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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If he found it by the road it's probably a land hermit crab like the kind you find in pet stores that don't live in water. I'm 99% percent sure it would drown if you kept it submerged too long . Unless someone else who is an expert on these animals chimes in and says you can I'd LEave him out of the tank.
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There are about a million types of hermit crabs. Many can live underwater fine. The big ones can be quite a problem as they are into everything. Don't think I would recommend.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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There are about a million types of hermit crabs. Most can live underwater fine. The big ones can be quite a problem as they are into everything. Don't think I would recommend.
They are many differnt types both land hermits and water.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the land version can not live underwater. If it was on road and alive, i am guessing thats what it is. Actually used to have a couple. Interesting critters. I'd buy a little tank and keep him. They have stuff for them at places like PetSmart and Petco.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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He said he has barnacles in his shell so he must've been in the ocean to get those
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or he found the shell he's in in his travels lol ,
if you don't know where it's from why even take a risk it's not worth it
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If it was on the prowl on terraferma he is most likely a land hermit. They make neat pets, I had some as a kid. Just don't submerge it as it will likely drown.
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He said that it looked like someone had just left him there, and the barnacles on him are no longer living, so is he definitely a land? If so, what should I do with him?
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