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Old 07-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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New hermit crab

So, I got a new hermit crab today, expecting to see the usual red legged hermit crab, instead it seems it's this crab:



Is it OK to put into my tank?
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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How big is it? How big is the tank?
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The crab is about 4cm and my tank is a 20 gallon.
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I think he should be fine. I have a golfball sized one wandering around in my tank that looks just like that one. Just be prepared with extra shells or else he will kill snails or other hermits for theirs.
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Yeah I figured that part, he just confused me when I saw he was not was I expected lol.

Thanks for the help!
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Yeah, I bought "mixed" hermits and got all sorts of ones I didn't knew existed. lol But as long as they arent too big and can eat a fish I don't worry.
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Haha yeah, fair point!
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