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by CrowleyFam
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

All 3 remaining crabs seem to have buried themselves. For reference, we got 2 about a week ago and 2 more last Friday. One died on Sunday and the other 3 are now buried. So if they are molting, I assume they will be MIA for several weeks? Should we put food and water out?
by CrowleyFam
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

So Link dropped a leg yesterday, another this morning and was dead by this evening. He was lethargic when we first got them, moved into a new shell when they were provided, took a salt bath and was very active prior to yesterday. Yesterday and today he was lethargic again and this evening it was cle...
by CrowleyFam
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

This is Cuff. Can you tell me what species it is?

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by CrowleyFam
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

OK. I will post pictures of Cuff and Link when I get back home today.
by CrowleyFam
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

It looks great! I would say at this point the only thing you need to add is something to climb on. They love to climb. And where is your thermometer/hygrometer? That is a must to know the temp and humidity. Digital is best and can be found at Lowes for about $12. Walmart may have them too. There ar...
by CrowleyFam
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Ok so Amazon boxes have arrived and we revamped the habitat. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190718/b0ffe315b6e039c19e23855836a72bde.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190718/e81352f118ad7b34d27fd7e12d8c45e7.jpg There are 2 crabs in there. Cuff & Link. Once we put the extra shells in there, b...
by CrowleyFam
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Cuttlebone question
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Cuttlebone question

Proabably a stupid question but where do people put their cuttlebone in the crabitat? The one I got is for a bird and it says not to leave on the bottom of the cage. Can I just leave the cuttlebone leaned up against a wall? Will it mildew or mold?
by CrowleyFam
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

The worst health issue (with people) around RO is a calcium/magnesium deficiency. It can be slightly more acidic too due to lacking minerals. But you probably supplement your crabs with calcium, and instant ocean adds a lot more minerals to the water that the RO took out. So RO isn't necessarily ba...
by CrowleyFam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

I used to have a large saltwater fish setup for a number of years and I have an RODI system that I used for that. Would that be sufficient for the water?
by CrowleyFam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Yes, you can use dehydrated fruits and veggies, just make sure there aren't any preservatives in them, sometimes they'll add stuff to keep them longer. You can feed them almost anything so long as it's not preservatives. Eggs (with the shell, cooked or raw) is a good source of protein. Shrimp, vari...
by CrowleyFam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Owner - Started completely wrong!
Replies: 23
Views: 955

New Owner - Started completely wrong!

For reference, we have been owners for about 4 hours. I really should have done more research before allowing my son to purchase 2 small (1.5") crabs from PetSmart. Based on their recommendation we put together a 5g hex aquarium with gravel and a bowl for food and water and a hide. We purchased pell...