New tank and pics!

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New tank and pics!

Post by megmaholm » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:40 pm

First off, hi guys! I haven't been on in ages and I still won't be consistent at all, but I miss being active on here and wanted to share an update. We're in the process of settling into a new house, and yesterday we finally got the crabs moved over.

The bad news but also good news - My humidifer had been leaking outside the tank and rotted a corner of the stand without me realizing. We debated for a while and decided to upgrade from a 55 gallon to 75 gallon tank since Petsmart had a kit for a decent price and I need the extra space for my bigger crabs. They're growing like crazy and most of them I've had for almost 3 years now.

I had 15 purple pinchers, and unfortunately lost 3 underground for unknown reasons. That leaves me with 12, and 4 of them are in separate isos at the moment because I suspect they're all about to molt since they're sluggish and were all underground.

Since it was kind of an emergency upgrade I don't have quite enough substrate yet but I'm going to start slowly adding more daily until I'm back up to 10" or so.

The crabs are grumpy about being moved and having things rearranged, but the temp/humidity are stable and I think they'll enjoy the extra space. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by Happyhermiehome » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Love all the bright colors! :)
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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by cannm » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:38 pm

The last picture is a purple pincher? He looks so purple!

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Post by Freckles24 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:17 pm

cannm wrote:The last picture is a purple pincher? He looks so purple!
From that picture he looks like an indo or a blueberry. I only have purple pinchers so I don't know much about other species but he is sure pretty!

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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by megmaholm » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:22 pm

cannm wrote:The last picture is a purple pincher? He looks so purple!
Yep, Purple Pincher! I have a couple that are a little purple, but he's definitely my most unique! He started off the more normal reddish color and then grew into this. I hope he stays like this.
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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by megmaholm » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:23 pm

Freckles24 wrote:
cannm wrote:The last picture is a purple pincher? He looks so purple!
From that picture he looks like an indo or a blueberry. I only have purple pinchers so I don't know much about other species but he is sure pretty!
Thanks, I think he's my prettiest colored one. :) I wish he was an indo or blueberry, but he's just a different colored PP.
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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:08 pm

Can we get some closer pics of the crabbies? Dey is so pretty

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Post by Kermie16 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14 am

Looks pretty! Love the shell shack with the vines!


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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by wolfnipplechips » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 pm

Congrats on the upgrade! :D And WOW!! :shock: That blue PP!!!
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Post by megmaholm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:12 pm

wolfnipplechips wrote:Congrats on the upgrade! :D And WOW!! :shock: That blue PP!!!
Thanks! And I know, his color is crazy! He's kind of a jerk but at least he's a pretty jerk. Image

I snappws a few more pics of the cooperative crabs, include the fancy dude.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by Happyhermiehome » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Oh WOW! He is gorgeous!!! :D
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Post by cannm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:12 pm

Did you adopt him that color, or did he molt into it? If so, what do you feed him :lol:

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Post by megmaholm » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Happyhermiehome wrote:Oh WOW! He is gorgeous!!! :D
Thank you! :D
cannm wrote:Did you adopt him that color, or did he molt into it? If so, what do you feed him :lol:
He was a really small guy when I got him and a normal reddish color. He just sort of slowly turned purply blue. All my crabs eat almost exclusively from The Hermit Crab Patch. Nothing special, just a big variety of their mixes. I wish I knew a trick to get more to turn purple! :lol:
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Re: New tank and pics!

Post by Happyhermiehome » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:16 pm

Just noticed The food dish with the scallop shells... Like a lazy Susan for crabbies? Lol :hlol: LOVE!
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