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Getting worried!!!

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by HermitPaws, Feb 23, 2008.

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  1. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Magnus my other Large/jumbo has be sittin in the tank curled up in a ball for 3 weeks now!! He wont eat,drink, or even move(Unless i pick him up and move him, hell walk about 3 crab step then curl up agian.) his Eyes are in the \_/ pose. here are the followings on the tank:

    Temp:75-78*F
    Humitity:80%
    Tank size:20gal long
    Food: fresh every day + dry 1 time a Week
    Tank mates: one other large/jumbo "bri"
    (Bri is partly buried right now)
    Subtrate: EE mixed with Oceanic Salt water

    Anyone know what could be wrong????:(
     
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    he may be pre molt--some crabs are very very lazy- I got one large that does nothing but sit inside the choya- I see him move maybe 1-3 x's a month!!!!!
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Should i put him in ISO??
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    You only have one other crab in the tank, I'd leave him alone. Unless you see the other bothering him, that is.
     
  5. Hildegarde

    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Assuming you have enough substrate in his current tank, I don't see any reason to put him in ISO. When I first started crabbing I tried to ISO the crabs I thought were about to moult. None of them ever moulted for me in ISO, so I gave up. Now all my crabs moult in their own tank and it's caused me a lot less anxiety.
     
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