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Old 05-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #1 
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hermit crabs anyone?

anyone got a hermitcrab , i do , and i wanted to see how many betta ppls have hermitcrabs along with bettas , not same tank , that would be disaster , he would drownd lol mine is juji and my sister got him on the beach for me so hes quite lazy and shy what about u guys , i have had 4 hermit crabs in the past , i got princess and pearl pearl died , then later i got bigboy and shelby shelby died later than pearl , then bigboy died because he probably wasnt eating , he was big and shy , and he wouldnt change his shell , then princess was alone , and finaly died of old age but know i have juji and everythings ok
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #2 
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I had 2 female hermits Alex and Melissa (Al & Mel)
They were really friendly and I miss them, but after 4 years they died :-/
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #3 
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4 years is like the point of long life mine died at that age too
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #4 
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O.o Hermit crabs generally live at least 10 years, most often 15-30 years. Some have been known to reach 50.
They are a long lived animal if you take care of them properly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #5 
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Yes i own hermit crabs and please research more about them. There lifespan is 50 years not 4. Plz look through this care sheet, http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/crabcare/

Its realy sad about hermit crabs, most people dont even know they NEED saltwater to live :(
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:29 PM   #6 
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well in a very not heated un profeshional cage i had mine for 4 or 5 , i was like 6 when i got them and know im 11 so im responsible
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #7 
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Can you plz awnser these questions.

Whats the temp and humidity of the tank?
size of the tank?
what water are you useing?
are u useing saltwater made for saltwater fish?
what substrait are u useing?
what do you feed them?
Please do take the time to awnser these questions
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #8 
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They said they had hermit crabs years ago I think.. :s

Anyways, my next tank will hopefully either be a hermie or moon crab (which is a relative) tank. I'm pretty pumped for them.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #9 
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Whats the temp and humidity of the tank? i dont know
size of the tank? a lil bigger than my fish tank

what water are you useing? hes not an underwater animal but i get watter from sink and mix a lil salt in it
are u useing saltwater made for saltwater fish? no
what substrait are u useing? what
what do you feed them? normal hermit food , i only have 1 tho right know silly
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Hermit crabs should have a mix of sand and high humidity retaining substrate (such as bed a beast). They also need a heated environment, they are tropical animals.
They need BOTH fresh water (dechlorinated) AND salt water. Table salt is bad, the anti caking agents are toxic, as is aquarium salt as it does not contain true marine mineral amounts.
Hermit crab food really isn't a good idea, you are better feeding a wide range of fresh foods. Hermits love variety.
In the wild hermit crabs travel in huge colonies of up to 100 crabs. This is because it makes it easier for them to find new shells, often they will all start switching shells at once. A lone hermit crab is not a happy animal, the larger the group the better. "2 crabs does not a colony make."
Of course you should have at least a 10 gallon tank for them.
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