One of my boys has been sitting the food dish that contains egg shell all day. He's been in their from about 6:30 am to 11:55 pm he is still there. I know he is alive I have taken him out and he climbed right back in. I have cuttle bone, coral, and bisque sand dollars all over the tank so I don't think anybody lacking calcium but it still worries me. Tomorrow I change the food out I'm wondering if I should put more egg shell in the food dish for him? Should I worry about this behavior? Should I put more egg shell in the tank for him?
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Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jan 28, 2014 10:34:13 GMT -5
Crabs need a variety for their sources of calcium, protein and cellulose so even if you have a couple of constant sources, you still want to offer different types and egg shells also contain protein in addition to the calcium. Because (rinsed or boiled) egg shells can stay in the tank indefinitely, I'd give more or dump what he doesn't finish on the sub for him. I also sometimes throw in the whole egg shell half. If you look on the left side of the page, you'll see a list of some calcium sources that you may not have thought of.
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