New to molting

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SLEPTAS
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New to molting

Post by SLEPTAS » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am

I've never had a molter before my one of my crabs is getting super pale and i read somewhere that that's a sign that hes gonna molt soon. Should I isolate him or leave him be?


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Re: New to molting

Post by crabby33 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:41 pm

I think just leave it alone. The crabs seem to know when it’s time to dig.

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Re: New to molting

Post by curlysister » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:34 am

Crabs do not need to be isolated to molt. That's old school advice, and not necessary. If you have all your tank conditions set up properly, they will be fine in the main tank.
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Re: New to molting

Post by SLEPTAS » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:39 pm

Okay thanks I just dont want him eaten by his friends lol


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Re: New to molting

Post by curlysister » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:21 pm

Is your substrate at least 6 inches or three times as deep as your largest crab?
How many crabs do you have in what size of tank?
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