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by mak0124
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: I think this crab may be dead
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: I think this crab may be dead

any advice from the pros here? it's been many weeks, and still absolutely no movement. how much longer do i wait until doing something? if i do something, how do i test for signs of life? toothpick to gently flex a limb? anything? Not a pro, but have a set up similar to yours. My crab doesnt move m...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

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Is this good?
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by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

Prolonged exposure to low temperatures can cause organ failure. You have posted that your crab is weak and barely moves. You have been directed towards the care guides and had some concerns about the crabitat pointed out to you. I can assure you that if the temperatures are brought up to the approp...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

I would absolutely not recommend adding more crabs to this situation. 2-3 crabs need at least a 20 gallon tank, and ideally you need half the tank full of a playsand/eco earth mix. Did they say what brand of salt mix they were sending? There are only a few safe brands of marine grade salt mix that ...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

I would absolutely not recommend adding more crabs to this situation. 2-3 crabs need at least a 20 gallon tank, and ideally you need half the tank full of a playsand/eco earth mix. Did they say what brand of salt mix they were sending? There are only a few safe brands of marine grade salt mix that ...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

Hi. Im a 14yr old boy who has a PP in a 10 gal tank. I have bad substrate-5inches of just play sand Its better than like 1 inch or gravel but he never digs down ever. Anyways. HE NEVER MOVES. Ive had him since late may to early june. He was brought into this VERY small cage. Like its a circle and i...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

Hi. I would advise you to read the care guides and print them out for your parents. If they refuse to help provide the proper supplies for the crab, you may need to rehome it. Unfortunately it sounds like the crab is very week and constant handling is only going to stress it out more. It sounds lik...
by mak0124
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

Hi. Im a 14yr old boy who has a PP in a 10 gal tank. I have bad substrate-5inches of just play sand Its better than like 1 inch or gravel but he never digs down ever. Anyways. HE NEVER MOVES. Ive had him since late may to early june. He was brought into this VERY small cage. Like its a circle and it...