Here's the new crabbies! :D

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Here's the new crabbies! :D

Post by fantasybookworm » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:04 pm

Here's the bigger guy first. He was named Sherman by his previous owners, but I'll probably change it once I can get a chance to check the sex of all three & decide on names. This guy doesn't think much of sitting still & has been on the go for most of the evening, exploring the new tank!

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Then there are the two little guys from the other home. I was told this one in the painted shell was more social & he did come out for a close-up right away (sorry for the picture quality - awful cell phone):

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Since I put him in, though, he's mostly stuck to hiding under a fake log or underneath the shelves, so I haven't seen much more of him.

I was told his friend was very shy & won't come out. He hid until I dipped him in the freshwater pool (for the introductions, to try & avoid aggression), and then he came out to say hi (and maybe protest the dunk, who knows. :lol:) -

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He's such a little cutie!! I'm already in love. :D He's been doing a fair amount of exploring as well -

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Post by CallaLily » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:16 pm

Congrats on the new adoptions! :D

Your substrate looks a little shallow, though it may just be the angle. Make sure it's at least 3x your crabs height or 6 inches, whichever is deeper. Sorry if it's just the angle or if I'm repeating something you already know. :)


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Post by fantasybookworm » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:33 pm

Thank you! :D And no, you're fine! :) I'd rather someone say something if they're not sure. I think it should be okay (though please correct me if I'm wrong) - the tank in the first picture is the previous home of the two little babies, not their new tank (just to clarify). And my tank's substrate is about 7 inches deep when I measured it.

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Post by CallaLily » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:37 pm

fantasybookworm wrote: - the tank in the first picture is the previous home of the two little babies, not their new tank (just to clarify). And my tank's substrate is about 7 inches deep when I measured it.
Oh! Sorry about that. You sound good to go. :)


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Post by fantasybookworm » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:44 pm

Thank you! :) Also, I know the pictures aren't fantastic (& I have more to add in a bit), but I'm not entirely sure what the best way is to identify what species they are. I'm guessing Purple Pinchers, but I have very little clue what I'm doing, so. :lol: The tiny guy in the painted shell has a pretty dark purple-ish big claw.

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Post by CallaLily » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:31 pm

I can't see the first crab clearly on my phone but the others are Purple Pinchers.


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Post by fantasybookworm » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:41 pm

I took better pictures of the big guy (first one) on my dad's camera, but need to get them uploaded to the computer. I'm pretty sure he's a PP too, looking at the description. He's a nice deep, bright red & otherwise looks the same as the little guys.


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Post by DaTrininator » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:22 pm

Beautiful crabs and tank :crabbigsmile:
10 Crabs: Herman, Lily, Blue, Andy, Pablo, Schlanpuffa, Zoidberg, Edgar, Ginger, Wasabi

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