Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!

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Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!

Post by Crabby in NJ » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:29 pm

Okay...so I hate bugs. I totally skeeve them and run for the hills...I know I know but I can’t help it!
First time I saw a bug it was on my dead crab that my son won at a school fair and lasted less than a week. Redid the crabitat, went from 10g to a 20L and just now I saw what I think was a fruit fly and it flew out once I opened the top. I haven’t seen any others and fruit flies are an issue in the past for us so I guess that’s what it had to be but idk tbh. Even looking at photos of bugs freaks me out. I know I know....
Anyways, I guess the real question is....is it completely inevitable to have bugs in the tank? Can you own crabbies without having bug issues? If so, what types of precautions do I take? How often do I clean or deep clean without upsetting my babies?! I’m totally freaked out, so please forgive me for the insane description of yucky bugs lol I can’t help the way I feel about them things! Any advice or answers would be awesome! Thanks y’all!

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Re: Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:22 pm

All you really can do is reduce the amount of food for them. Changing out food before it starts to spoil (12-24 hours) is the most effective measure.


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Re: Just saw a bug again and idk what it was?!

Post by Crabby in NJ » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:29 pm

Well ty hun. I do this, it must be bc we have fruit in the house idk.... I’ll be keeping an eye out.

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