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Old 06-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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Horseshoe crab

Hi. I just went to my lfs today to buy a clown and along with a percula clown, I left with a free small horseshoe crab. The guy at my lfs said that they eat leftover food but I doubt it and want to make sure how to care for this animal correctly. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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Those crabs get very large.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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What size tank we talkin?
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I'm gonna go ahead and say not big enough lol. Right now it's the size of a quarter and I'm going to get a big tank soon, maybe 75g or bigger so the crab will be fine for at least 2-3 years, maybe longer
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...614&pcatid=614

They get 24 inches in length and they get very wide. 75 isn't enough at all. It's a cool looking invert.
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They run constantly and will knock over everything in the tank. But they are cool.
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You will eventually have to trade it in.. bit I have one at 50 cent piece and it does just fine maybe a hit or miss.... I know once its larger it will have to go bit for now it's done.
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What do you feed them though?
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:51 PM   #9
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They eat the left overs
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:15 AM   #10
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Hopefully mine didn't starve. Haven't seen him in a few days lol
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