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Old 04-28-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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getting your cuc into the tank

I have a question, and maybe this is just going right over my head or something I do not know. How do people get their snails and hermits into their tanks? I didn't know if people just picked them up by their shells or what. Along with emerald crabs and peppermint/banded shrimps.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hermits, I just picked up by the shells. Its what the lfs guy did. Call me sadistic, but I thought it was great fun watching them right themselves after I dropped them in the tank. I felt better after I saw a few fall off my rock and have to right themselves without my interference.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:47 PM   #3
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lol ok. Thanks for the help. anyone on the shrimps and crabs?
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Shrimp I net into the tank, but everything else - snails and crabs, just get dropped in - except the trochus or astrea snails that cannot right themselves, they get placed.
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Thanks for the help. They just came in the mail. I have the bags int he tank warming up to the temp. is it ok to put all the water into a bucket (the water they are in) and then to acclimate them? right now they are all in seperate bags. keeping each type seperate.
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so far so good. Coral banded shrimp and my emerald cra didnt get along right =away. I will keep watching. Also one out of the two emerald crab are dead. Dead on arrival. both pepperment shrimp appear to have molted.
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I have hermits and snails in my tank, I placed them into the tank by hand
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:00 PM   #8
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I placed everything in by hand except the emerald crap and shrimps.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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I drop all of those types or critters in by hand (unless they are snails that can't right themselves).
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