Post by cutepetgroomer on May 30, 2015 11:51:53 GMT -5
Camo has been trying to molt for a while now.. Hermy my biggest crab doesn't leave him alone for long , even broke off camo's littke pincer .. I'm fully prepared to ISO Camo of I need to . Camo hasn't molted at all in the two months I've had him and is in need of it..
Post by cutepetgroomer on May 30, 2015 19:42:51 GMT -5
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HOW MANY CRABS DO YOU HAVE,WHAT SIZES ARE THEY & HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THEM?- 3 crabs Hermy golfball , Tiger ping pong, Camo maybe half a ping pong ball
WHAT SPECIES OF CRABS DO YOU HAVE- Pp
TANK # AND SIZE(S))- 1 , 20 long LID TYPE- screen top covered with plastic wrap
SUBSTRATE USED- sand and Eco earth SUBSTRATE DEPTH- 8-9 inches at series HUMIDITY SOURCE- humidifier before I had to deal it comepletely
HEAT SOURCE- heat bulb and small heat mat Where are they located? Heat mat on one side bulb on other
WHAT IS YOUR TEMP/HUMIDITY ON AVERAGE?- day 80 f and 75-80 percent night 76-8 f and 85-90 percent
WHAT TYPE OF GAUGE DO YOU USE analog Where in the tank is the gauge located? In center about 3 inches off substrate
HOW DO YOU TREAT YOUR WATER?-Pond start water conditioner
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR SALT WATER? natural sea salt from hains
HOW BIG/DEEP ARE YOUR POOLS? 2-3 inches deep
WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR CRABS?- varied diet
WHAT TYPES OF HIDES/CLIMBS DO YOU HAVE?-Climbing vine, castle hide, log hide, coconut hide, various climbing branches
DO YOU HAVE AN ISOLATION TANK?- yes HOW MANY EXTRA SHELLS AND WHAT SIZES DO YOU HAVE?- enough of varying sizes to where each crab has 3 each every week switched out to different ones .. Plan on more in near future
DESCRIBE THE PROBLEM & ANY OTHER INFO YOU THINK APPLIES- Hermy won't leave Camo alone for very long. I've had Hermy since November and he's the biggest , tiger I've had since January .. Camo I've had for two months now and he hasn't molted and Hermy has lifted Camo out of the way for food , broke off his small pincher . Also Camo hasn't been given a chance to molt..
My crabs get 5 spare shells each, and they're not so interested in keeping them in the shell shop! I don't think it's a bad idea to give them as much choice as you can. Give Camo a top half of a bottle to walk in without Hermy. If he wants to moult, he can!
4/1 - Stained crab is a boy! 1/5 - Got a 'sick crab' pack from Nat. I'm very impressed, it's a large pack so will feed all crabs! 30/6 - My new hygros have arrived! The big tank is 29degrees/81humidity. The little tank has the same temperature but 86humidity.
Post by cutepetgroomer on Jun 2, 2015 14:31:32 GMT -5
Well, I changed My setup a bit and rearranged and added a bit more substrate.. Hermy has been leaving Camo alone now .. I think tiger is molting since it's now been over a week.. I'm sure Camo will molt when he's ready to.. I did give Camo a hide that he fits in but Hermy doesn't easily fit .. I do want to add some more things to their diet ..
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jun 11, 2015 19:04:00 GMT -5
Sorry for the late response! Sounds like the changes helped but a couple things of note in your post are your water. What brand of pond start conditioner are you using? The recommended method is API Tap Water Conditioner since it removes chlorine, chloramides, heavy metals and neutralizes ammonia too. The other thing is the sea salt; if it's human food grade it may not have the necessary minerals they need; I recommend switching to a marine grade salt (like they make SW fish tanks with) like Instant Ocean or Oceanic.
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