They are munching on the celery!! Too cute! And the baby crab has no boundaries. She climbs all over the big crabs and the Ecuadorian actually moves back to watch her go by. I have pictures but don't know how to post to this site.
Post by cutepetgroomer on Jan 11, 2015 2:37:32 GMT -5
I bathed both tiger and Hermy in fresh water with a bit of stress coat added (I haven't had any bad effects from that , their drinking water is purified filtered water purchased at store ) tiger went under night I got him and it's almost a week (and I'm praying he's molting and hasn't died but haven't noticed bad fishy odor yet).. Anyways after their baths the night I got tiger, they pretty much did their things and ignored each other .
Probably just trying to manage the stress. Two crabs I rescued were kept in a tiny plastic cage with a thin layer of fish rocks. They each had broken legs. When I put them in their new home the first thing they did was change shells, bury deep and molt. I thought they would die without any water in their shells. But about 3 weeks later they surfaced. I think your crab will be fine.
Post by cutepetgroomer on Jan 11, 2015 12:22:06 GMT -5
Well, both of my crabs came from a store that actually provided them proper substrate, humidity and temperature. They also weren't over crowded at all. However I woke up this morning to discover the food has been got into and provided Hermy didn't decide to change burrow spots, the substrate where tiger has been has been changed.
Post by aussieJJDude on Jan 13, 2015 19:43:25 GMT -5
Ok, but I wouldn't use stress coat for there drinking/bathing water. Personally, stress coat doesn't nothing and seems to be a waste of money. Better off getting a quality water conditioner for your fishies and hermies.
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Post by cutepetgroomer on Jan 14, 2015 13:10:21 GMT -5
My crabs drinking water is bottled fresh water and the for saltwater - I was given a bottle of premixed stuff that may cousin said her crabs love(she won't tell me the formula so she just gives me the stuff already made when I need it. I can't complain.. My crabs seem to like it )
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jan 17, 2015 13:59:02 GMT -5
It hasn't been established yet whether the slime/stress coats are harmful to the crabs but they aren't needed. *I don't have enough fish knowledge to know whether you need them for fish or not,hh Check the label of the bottled water you are using as some of them contain added "minerals" or stuff like sodium. It's also still way cheaper (for the crabs and fish) to use a water treatment as opposed to buying the water. One bottle of API Tap Water Conditioner lasts literally years for about $5. As for the salt water.....I find it very....weird that your cousin has secret salt water but because you don't know how it's made, I'd stop using it (free or not) so that you can get a marine-grade salt that you know is safe & mixed to the proper salinity for the crabs. The marine salt is also very affordable as it costs less than $1 per gallon of water to make.
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Post by cutepetgroomer on Jan 18, 2015 13:13:39 GMT -5
Well, from my experience the water conditioner called stress coat contains something to help stressed out ,injured or sick fish relax.. But it also removes all the bad stuff from water that are just as harmful to them as crabs . When I first purchased it I contacted the company directly to learn the dosage recommended for small amounts of water (a gallon in my case) but doing some simple math and hearing from them I have learned that for one gallon it is .5 mL or six drops.. And it is possible to use too much , when I used too much I had slime build up in my Betta tank.. And I know there's a debate about using it for hermit crabs. As far as the salt water mix she told me what she uses recently and since she has easier time getting it than I do , I just let her do it. She uses instant ocean, which I know is one of good stuff out there on the market, I just have bad luck every time I go to the local pet stores , they either don't carry it or don't have a new shipment in..
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jan 18, 2015 14:22:30 GMT -5
My concern with the slime & stress coats is just that HC gills are different from fish is all and yeah I'd totally worry about using too much. With the API if you use more than the 1 recommended drop it just makes the water tasteless (my son says it tastes "empty", hh) because we often use it for ourselves since our house water is really chlorinated. Ahh okay; that's good. Instant Ocean is a trusted brand; I sell it in bags to make 1 gallon in the SCP store. You can also often find good deals buying it online in the big box.
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
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