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by aquav
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: hermies and fiddlers?
Replies: 45
Views: 9815

You still need salt water. The salt concentration in brackish water is not high enough.
by aquav
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: hermies and fiddlers?
Replies: 45
Views: 9815

poncho wrote:When I first brought mine home they stayed on land for awhile to but now they spend more time in the water
Same here. It seems as if they needed to explore their new home.

Poncho, I want to see pics of your habitat, pleeeeeease...
by aquav
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: hermies and fiddlers?
Replies: 45
Views: 9815

Thank you for the info. How big is the platsic container? I wonder if my 30G could hold one?[/quote] The container is about 12 X 6 inches and about 4 inches deep. It might be a little tight in a 30 g, but that depends on how many crabs you have. Just make sure that you have enough substrate area for...
by aquav
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: hermies and fiddlers?
Replies: 45
Views: 9815

Thanks! I am lucky to have a husband that puts up with me buying stuff for the hermies...he just shakes his head :wink: The plastic container I use as a pond works really well. I have thought about getting a piece of plexiglass and sloping it with aquarium sealant like many other people here have do...
by aquav
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: hermies and fiddlers?
Replies: 45
Views: 9815

Check out these pictures. [Link no longer works] You do have to be signed in to see them. I have had four fiddlers in my 40 breeder for about two months now. So far everything is going very well. Everybody gets along. Just make sure that you keep the fiddler pond brackish. Here is a website that has...
by aquav
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Thinking about fiddlers. need help. Basics!
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

by aquav
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: are ultrasonic mist makers safe for hermies?
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

The only I'm wondering is, do the crab "hear" ultrasonic sound waves? I know that they don't have ears and "hear" by sensing vibrations, so would an extremely fast vibration bother them? It may be ultrasonic to us, but is it to them? Or would it be the equivalent of a very high pitched whine for th...
by aquav
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: are ultrasonic mist makers safe for hermies?
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Hmm I have one like your from your pic and it drives me crazy in the house because it isn't very adjustable and my floor and around the darn thing gets wet but it could definately be an option for me if I get a bigger tank. I think it would be over kill for my 10g, lol. I was thinking of getting ri...
by aquav
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: are ultrasonic mist makers safe for hermies?
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

I hooked up tubing to a bigger one I had and am running the tubing into my crabitat. It is working really well, especially since the whole thing is on a timer. If you go to the picture gallery and scroll all the way to the bottom, there is a picture of the contraption under the headline "20g long an...
by aquav
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hermit crab books
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

Thank you all for all the info. I think I will order a few books. Now I am probably going to spend more than I originally thought...
Thanks again.
by aquav
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hermit crab books
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

I've read: Quick and Easy Hermit Crab care Happy Healthy Pet Hermit Crab Hermit Crabs by Sue Fox and theres one other one but they all have improper Hermit Crab care prctices That is what I was afraid of. I don't want to get a book that recommends improper care. I guess I may just stick with the fo...
by aquav
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hermit crab books
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

I know, I figured I can get all the info I need here and then some. But I am also a book person. I like to have quick references handy when I need them and maybe not have access to the internet. :read2:
by aquav
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: hermit crab books
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

hermit crab books

Has anyone read any books on hermit care and can recommend them? I am looking at maybe getting "hermit crabs for dummies". I like the Dummies series and wondered if this a good book as well.
Thanks for any input.