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Old 10-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Where did it go???

I bought a horse shoe crab yesterday and then mysteriously disappeared. I've turned up ever rock sifted through the sand and can't seem to find it any ideas???


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probably buried somewhere
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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I don't understand where though I went through all of the sad


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Then you just didn't find it. These guys are always in the sandbed digging around for food...and normally quickly consume all there is in the sandbed and starve.
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Lfs actually SELL horseshoe crabs for in home aquarium pets??
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Lfs actually SELL horseshoe crabs for in home aquarium pets??
For about 15 bucks. And they normally starve to death in most systems, especially the small ones as there isn't enough food in the sandbed due to the size.
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i don't think the biggest tank could handle a horseshoe crab
as they are constantly eating and require a lot as they are very messy crabs
its also recommended to have at least a 10 inch sand bed and most tanks dont come close to that ,
looking at my 90g if i used a 10 inch sand bed , i would loose almost a 1/4 of the tank to sand , in my book that's insane
i remember as a kid catching them , some of them are huge just shy of the size of a man hole cover and that's no exaggeration
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We've got them all over in my area and every once in a while, hundreds of them die en masse in a variety of sizes. I couldn't imagine buying one for a home tank. As 54 stated, man hole cover sized is not unheard of.


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Old 10-05-2014, 02:58 AM   #9
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That's really sad. I've never noticed them in Oklahoma shops. One of the animals I remember most from Zoology. Not a "pet" animal for sure.
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Ive seen some huge horseshoe crabs on the beach. I measured one at 22" in diameter and that wasnt the largest one i saw.


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