Waiting for Friends to come back from molt

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Waiting for Friends to come back from molt

Post by GnarlyCrabs » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:28 pm

We acquired two PPC friends in November and established their habitat. In January we decided to add one friend, Dynamite to the mix. Shortly after we added the third crab (Dynamite), Bork disappeared for the first time. Shortly after, Dynamite went to molt. Now, Bork has been gone for three months and Dynamite has already molted and resurfaced. The third crab, Bun Bun, dug down to molt a few weeks ago...we feel like Dynamite might be lonely without his friends around and we don’t know if or when the others will resurface. We have been thinking of adding a fourth crab to the habitat to keep Dynamite company. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Re: Waiting for Friends to come back from molt

Post by hermiwormi » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:21 pm

It depends on how large your tank is to tell if you can add another crab in or not. My guys are often times alone for a period of time while the others are down, and they're usually fine.

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark

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