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Old 09-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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um, whats wrong with my hermit crab?

so i bought him last wednesday and he has seemed retarded hasn't moved much or anything...so i grab him and set him down in front of the tank...and he stayed there for like 4 days...so i look today and he is under one of my rocks outside of his shell...and it looks like either A his arms are falling off or B he is shedding..

i think its A...which is really gross and I have no idea why this would be happnenign? my fish arn't picking on him thats for sure..

any ideas?
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Old 09-23-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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he probably just molted and needs some more time to build up strength. Those shells are heavy!
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man i thought he was dying...here are some pics i took...i swear it looks like his legs are commin off.
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ok now its totally out of the shell sort of flowing with the current in the water...hmm, is this unusual?
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here are a couple more pics of his out of body exp..lol, i just need someone to confirm that this is normal..cuz if its not it looks like he is in a lot of pain losin all these arms and stuff...oh btw he only has one pincher...which i find sorta odd
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Thats just him molting and the body flapping in the breese is his molt. He has found his shell unsuitable and need a larger one. Go to your local pet store and get some larger (unpainted and unwaxed) shell. I'll bet he will move in.
Either that or he had a bad molt.
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