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by FJrocks003
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Isopods
Topic: Colour Change in Isopods?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Colour Change in Isopods?

It could be color morphs (not uncommon in isopods) or just one that shed it's skin recently.
by FJrocks003
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I can’t find Tiny!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: I can’t find Tiny!

Probably buried himself. I have 5 in a 65 gallon and sometimes I can't even find the larger ones' burrows! As long as your sure that the tank is escape-proof then I wouldn't worry :)
by FJrocks003
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New crab owner NEED HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: New crab owner NEED HELP!

Ok for food I heard pallets aren’t the best for them so I have •carrots •celery leaves •egg shells (I heard they’re good for calcium) •river shrimp •apples And peanut snacks and I still give pallets just because I’m still trying to see what he likes does anyone have any more food suggestions for hi...
by FJrocks003
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bug question
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Bug question

Pictures are a bit blurry but probably just springtails or food mites.
by FJrocks003
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: "No shell will do!"
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re:

Crabs drop their shells when to weak to carry them, probably something wrong in the setup. I'd fill out an emergency fourm as this could be serious.
by FJrocks003
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New tank set-up! How's it look?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: New tank set-up! How's it look?

blackberry75 wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:33 pm
Nice! Kinda jealous of those pools. Do the crabs fully submerge or just toe dip?

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They mostly toe dip, but I've seen a few go swimming.
by FJrocks003
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New tank set-up! How's it look?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

New tank set-up! How's it look?

Just showing off my new tank setup. The huge heat lamps and mesh net kinda make the tank look small so for size reference, its 3' x 2.3' x 1.5.
https://imgur.com/a/42W2plS
by FJrocks003
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molter & week from heck
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Surface Molter & week from heck

Thank you for your feedback! Should I add more of the sand substrate now, including on top of Joe, to get it up to 3-4 inches or wait? Some parts of the sand have dried out so it is not all sandcastle consistency - I will work on that. I'd wait to add more substrate until everyone is done molting s...
by FJrocks003
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this before.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this bef

Great news! I dug everyone up last night and got rid of the bad substrate. Only two were actually still molting, the others were finished. I just divided up my 20 gallon as an isolation tank for them and put the rest back in the original tank. I underestimated the amount of sand I'd need so for now ...
by FJrocks003
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this before.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this bef

I got two 20 pound bags and five blocks of eco earth, I also have some repisoil that I thought mix in if I didn't have enough. I'm just dreading digging up the crabs scene from their size and how long they've been down it's likely their all in the middle of the molt. I've also got a ton of spare tan...
by FJrocks003
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this before.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this bef

If you are using an automatic mister regularly, then it likely flooded the ecoearth. Cocofiber needs to be kept fairly dry and fluffy, or else it rots. Misters do not normally work properly to keep up humidity in crabitats unfortunately, they aren't designed for the giant mass of substrate and what...
by FJrocks003
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this before.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Substrate stinks (Possible bacteria bloom?) Might need to dig up some molters, advice welcome, haven't done this before.

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by FJrocks003
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Just showing off my crabs
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Just showing off my crabs

Aw your little tank is so cute. I really like how you used the old fish bowl as the pool and your crabs are soooo tiny <3. I wish mine stayed hat small forever.
by FJrocks003
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: How long does it take for jumbos to molt?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

How long does it take for jumbos to molt?

I had a extra large -pretty much jumbo at this point- crab (blueberry if that matters) go down to molt in mid-october and I'm just wondering how much longer it will be. I've heard people say there's molted for 8 or 9 months but is that a realistic expectation or just a randomly long molt? I'm basica...
by FJrocks003
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Good idea/bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Good idea/bad idea?

I'm not sure that the fish would be your problem. I do think the water temperature is to low but it could work if that was changed (the fish you have wouldn't mind if it didn't happen all at once and only up to like 75F). Additionally, the crabs need an easy way in and out of the water, as they aren...