New crabs

Of the new crabs I’ve purchased, two have died… the strawberry 🙁 and a caribbean. The caribbean in the painted shell that I adoptioncenter.com”>adoptioncenter.com”>adopted passed away yesterday also. I had a total of 12 new crabs, so three have passed away. Half of them are in the main tank and the other half are still dug down in the 20L.

2 comments

  1. Awww, how dis-heartening. You poor thing. Just remember, you are doing a great service to the other hermies :)and no matter how hard you try to keep them all alive and safe, it’s just nearly impossible. God knows what conditions the unwanted hermies have been sitting in and for how long. So try and stay positive as you’ve undoubtedly saved remaining colony from the same death. There are so many things that those little guys have been through before they got to you, sometimes it’s for the best before you get attached you know? 🙁 (esp. if they had gill damage or some other condition where death is imminent). I wish you the best of luck with all of your hermies. Thanks for being so kind. Hugs, Lisa

  2. Ooops, I’m sorry, I thought I read that you adopted. My bad. Those hermies now have a wonderful new, safe and loving home. 🙂 I wish you the best of luck with the remaining hermies. I’m sure they will do well. Have you figured out why they died (check for mites and your substrate before putting it in the tank for bugs/mold)?Also, How long have you had them? Petstores usually will guarantee them for 10-15 days. I sure hope all goes well for you all. Hugs, Lisa

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