Missing crab

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Missing crab

Post by Scarletfire » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:42 pm

I've had my crabs for a week now. Ones a straw, the other is a pp. The pp burrowed down as there was a hole in the substrate.. Thank God the straw is big and can't following him in. I did notice he started digging in that area too, on the hole that the pp went down. They're both on the left most side of the tank. Not sure if I need to separate the straw into an iso. I don't have an extra heater for a 10g.

My Substrate is 8" deep, 8x deeper than the pp, and 3x deeper than the straw.

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Re: Missing crab

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 pm

They tunnel around down there. The pp could be on the other side of the tank. You should have nothing to worry about.
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Re: Missing crab

Post by Scarletfire » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:23 pm

Oh okay. Phew. Anxiety is kicking in.

They've never had deep or sandy Substrate before, so if I was them, I guess I would do that too x.x

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Re: Missing crab

Post by curlysister » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:32 pm

The only time one of my crabs dug up the other was when I didn't have deep enough substrate.
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Re: Missing crab

Post by Scarletfire » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Its been 16 days since I took these crabs in. I still haven't seen the pp since it dug down. I'm starting to have doubts whether I even have a second crab. No fishy smell. I check my wyze regularly, but I haven't seen him yet, just my straw, pebbles, all over the food, darker than ever before.

At what point should I start worrying?

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Re: Missing crab

Post by soilentgringa » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:50 pm

Scarletfire wrote:Its been 16 days since I took these crabs in. I still haven't seen the pp since it dug down. I'm starting to have doubts whether I even have a second crab. No fishy smell. I check my wyze regularly, but I haven't seen him yet, just my straw, pebbles, all over the food, darker than ever before.

At what point should I start worrying?

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Re: Missing crab

Post by curlysister » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:31 am

Don't worry yet! Still very early. Four months is kind of the arbitrary mark to start worrying!
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Re: Missing crab

Post by Pecospaul1 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:36 pm

Young crabs molt More often. My new PP buried itself 1 hour after I bought it. Just came up last night after 5-6 weeks.

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