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Old 08-30-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
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Feeding crabs!!

I'm still worried that my 8 hermits aren't getting enough food.

There's little, if any, algae left in my tank - they've done a great job with it!

I keep finding dead crabs dotted around (not molts).

I've put some small pieces of seaweed in today but as they don't move around much, only a couple of crabs have got to it. There are a few pieces left - should I get these pieces out or just leave them in there? It says on the seaweed packet that I should take out uneaten seaweed within a couple of hours, but a few small pieces shouldn't hurt should they?

So, how can I know they're getting enough food? I'm worried for the poor little guys!
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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Get some sinking pellets. I throw a pinch or 2 in a couple times a week for an "invert treat". My crabs, shrimp and stars come out of the woodwork (so to speak) for them!
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I've been looking for some pellets but the only ones I can find are for tropical tanks...

Atari: any ideas? :P
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Nothing wrong with tropical pellets.. I give them Tetra Variety Wafers.
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Ocean Nutrition Formula foods have SW pellets. Get the ones with the garlic added.
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Atari: I read on the packet of tropical ones I got that they contain phosphates though?

Can I leave the pellets in there if they're uneaten?
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Yes they contain phosphates (like all food) but just add one and watch your crabs go crazy.. there won't be anything left within 5 minutes. I give them 2 pellets twice a week and let them scavenge the other days.
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I think mine are Hikari sinking tropical pellets...
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