Fighting

Where we discuss the behavior of our hermit crabs, as in fights, pecking orders, shell swaps, etc. Please post all naked-crab posts in the Emergency forum.
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topbunkbear
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Fighting

Post by topbunkbear » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:54 pm

I just put my new crab in my tank after soaking him and I saw the new guy on top of my old one, and trying to get inside his shell. I immediately separated them and my old one literally RAN AWAY and is currently soaking. New one is looking at other shells. I tried getting the new guy to change shells by putting him in a glass with a damp towel over it..he didn't change. What's happening? How can I make this stop?

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Re: Fighting

Post by Xenocrab » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Dip the other shells in salt water. It attracts the crabs to them.

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