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Food All Over The Tank!

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Water' started by Mini.Mrs.Crabs, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. Mini.Mrs.Crabs

    Mini.Mrs.Crabs "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Every night when I feed my crabs, they always steal away the food and I have to dig in little holes or take out decorations to find the food and it's annoying! :tuna:

    Any tips on how to serve the food so they don't steal it away?
    I've tried giving big chunks, little chunks, they always take it away!
    The only thing that seems to work is powders, but not everything can be powdered...

    Maybe a bigger food bowl would help?
     
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    ya, maybe in bigger type bowl. Even one with higher sides.
     
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    Ahhh, the joys of crab ownership! What kind of dish are you using now? I use the exo terra ones. I still find food under the logs or buried... heck I even found food in the moss pits :eek:mg:
    http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/feeding_dish.php
     
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    Mini.Mrs.Crabs "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Right now I am using a really big shell as a food dish...but I have an old exo terra dish that I used to use as a water bowl, but then I discovered there was miiiiini tiny little hole in it and the water was leaking...so I might try and use that as a food dish...hope it works!
     
  5. LordRhal

    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Heya, mine do the same thing. Regardless of the bowl, if they want to eat in peace they will steal it away and eat it later.
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I wonder if you have a "food bully" in your tank? I have one or two and it's funny to watch. By the time they finish sparring and posturing with each other, most of the food in the dish has been eaten by the others! :chuckle:

    I have two food dishes so if one is full or "pork-barrel" decides to show himself, there's the other dish for everyone. I do agree with everyone though---they like to carry food off sometimes! :straw:
     
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