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Old 11-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hermit crabs

How big do hermits grow?
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Wha type of hermit? Most will grow to about the size of your pinky nail to your thumb nail if their really big (blue,red,halloweens,scarlet reef,electric blues do alteast and these i just named are all reef safe )
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Wow quite big then?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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I only want small ones. How quick do they grow ?
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Wow quite big then?
Well those are the bigger ones but the ones i mentioned stay the size of you pinky nail (assumeing you have average sized hands)
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Yep depends on the particular crab. White legs seem to get the biggest among average hermits, I have several that are a few years old and they are almost the size of my finger. I also have a red leg that is about 4-5 inches!!! He is unusual though, most only get to about an inch.
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Yep depends on the particular crab. White legs seem to get the biggest among average hermits, I have several that are a few years old and they are almost the size of my finger. I also have a red leg that is about 4-5 inches!!! He is unusual though, most only get to about an inch.
I'm amazed you've had them for so long!! I can't keep them longer than 3-4 months, but my peppermint shrimp, urchin, snails are fine!? Any ideas?
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I'm amazed you've had them for so long!! I can't keep them longer than 3-4 months, but my peppermint shrimp, urchin, snails are fine!? Any ideas?
Do you have larger shells available for them to move into as they grow?
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Yes it got some when I got the crabs.
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Do you have larger shells available for them to move into as they grow?
Yes I have never taken any of the shells from previous hermits out.. Could they be fighting each other or maybe something is killing them ?? Would a Pom Pom crab kill them??
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