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Old 05-25-2013, 03:54 AM   #1
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Anyone keep hermit crabs?

I got a free five gallon and I have no idea what to do with it... I was thinking a single fire bellied toad or a couple hermit crabs. Its taller than wide, I thought for crabs it'd be good since I read they like to climb.
Or any other good stocking ideas. I don't want to run into an overstocking problem like I did with my Goldie. I wanna get the right size tank from the start so I don't need to upgrade in the middle again.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:54 AM   #2
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I got a free five gallon and I have no idea what to do with it... I was thinking a single fire bellied toad or a couple hermit crabs. Its taller than wide, I thought for crabs it'd be good since I read they like to climb.
Or any other good stocking ideas. I don't want to run into an overstocking problem like I did with my Goldie. I wanna get the right size tank from the start so I don't need to upgrade in the middle again.
Shrimp ?
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Well I used to have some hermit crabs and to be honest, they were not worth all the time and money spent. I could never manage to get a healthy one and I thought they were pretty boring. They only time they really did something was at night when they just crawled around.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:30 AM   #4
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What about a small toad or frog? Or is a five gallon too small
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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To be honest I have no idea but I'm sure someone else does
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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Look up African dwarf frogs
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You could do a really cool little tank if you can manage to get a nice betta that is tolerant of other fish. If it were me, I would do a betta, 3-5 ghost shrimp, and maybe a couple of snails. It would be a pretty active tank. I've had one with this exact stock and it was great!
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I'd do the betta with 2-3 African dwarf frogs, I love those lil things!
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I'd do the betta with 2-3 African dwarf frogs, I love those lil things!
In a five gallon? Seems like too much to me. Since I read around and you need like 2 for a betta and minimum 5 for even dwarf frogs. I ran into overstocking with my Goldie it was so much trouble.
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I meant just ADFs. Very low bio load.
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