Post by erik89crabs on Nov 17, 2015 19:21:47 GMT -5
i have 3 purple pinchers in a 30 gallon and i was wondering how i should keep track of them because one just changed his shell is there any way you think i could mark their shell because they're kind of hard to tell apart i thought of making a little engraving on the top of their shell, but what about when they change shells? also i'm worried about hurting them or their shell if i try to do that i know i cant use paint any ideas?
Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Nov 21, 2015 22:58:24 GMT -5
Nope, there really is no way other than with fewer crabs it's easier. Between shell changes, growth & color change the only often "sure-fire" way is if they have something that stands out in their personalities. With fewer, knowing their sex (and then checking again to see who it is) can help, but isn't always reliable unless you're 100% sure the first time. It's one of the fun but frustrating things about them
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