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Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:50 am
by breren92
Yes of course. That's all I've used. Thank you!

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Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:33 pm
by RawrSean
Definitely Clibanarius vittatus. Most LFS sell premixed saltwater for saltwater aquariums. I’d start there.


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Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 pm
by breren92
Ok so we've lost 5 out of 7 crabs. Averaging about 1 per day. No one will take these things and I've done everything I know to do. Please someone tell me how to put these poor things down quickly

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Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm
by soilentgringa
breren92 wrote:Ok so we've lost 5 out of 7 crabs. Averaging about 1 per day. No one will take these things and I've done everything I know to do. Please someone tell me how to put these poor things down quickly

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Did you put them in Instant Ocean? I kept two of them; one for a year, in a 20 gallon tank on my kid’s desk. I set up a saltwater aquarium for them. One was in a tiny 5 gallon salt water setup until I could upgrade. Both rescued from people who brought them home in seashells.


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Re: Adopted some salt marsh crabs that will not live much longer

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:18 pm
by RawrSean
All they need is saltwater made from dechlorinated freshwater and ocean/saltwater aquarium salt. They will survive!


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