Changing food dishes

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Changing food dishes

Post by Scarletfire » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:24 pm

If I need to change the food dish, but a crab is still in it, do I just let him be and change it later, or put in a new bowl?

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Re: Changing food dishes

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:03 pm

When I see a crab eating I personally will wait. Maybe change it in an hour or wait until the next day. I figure if one crab is eating the food is still fresh enough for the others to eat. It may cut back on wasting as much food.
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Re: Changing food dishes

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Usually it's just best to leave your crabs alone wherever you can while doing your daily/weekly cleaning.

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Re: Changing food dishes

Post by odelayheehoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 pm

I don't normally come across a crab eating when I go to change the bowls, but in a situation like this I personally would allow it to continue and come back later to change it out :)

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