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my very first E!!!

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by Bugaboo, Dec 16, 2011.

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  1. Bugaboo

    Bugaboo (Small Crab)

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    This is my very first E=) I found him at petco!! He is soooo cute!!
    [img width=266 height=400]http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb355/Bugabooroo/IMAG0339.jpg[/img]
     
  2. CrabAddict

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    Awwe! Congrats very cute!
     
  3. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    OMG so cute! I have 2 coming from LiveHermitCrabs at some point. But because I ordered exotics as well, I've had to wait a month :scream:
    I think it's cool that they're the smallest of crabs but I read they have a lot of molting prolems
     
  4. Bugaboo

    Bugaboo (Small Crab)

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    Yeah I've read that too, it worries me, and I'm keeping the E and the other teeny PP I got with him in a 10 gal iso for a while, I'm coming up on a deep clean of my 40B soon, so ill wait until its done to put them with the other 10 PPs. I want them to have plenty of time to destress and possibly molt, looks like they need it.
     
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    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    I think that's probably a good idea. I just deep cleaned my tank in prep for my new babies.
    I might just tack in their travel case to let them adjust when they arrive. I'm lookin to get a 55g to house my to-be 7 crabs.
    What kind of shell is he in? Have you named your E yet? Also when you find out his favorite foods lemme know :p
     
  6. Bugaboo

    Bugaboo (Small Crab)

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    My deep clean is gonna take forever! Transfering 10 pps one by one as they're on the surface to a different tank. Gets expensive too. They're both in stupid painted shells. So I can't tell what type shell it is-.- the pp is dug down and the E hasn't changed shells yet, but he was up this morning when I checked on them. And so far I've given them bloodworms, some fruit and cuttlebone. Still waiting for them to pig out. I know nearly nothing about Es =/
     
  7. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    I hate those damn painted shells D= They're so tacky!
    All 3 of my crabs were really quick to change shells. As soon as I put the shells in they all swapped.
    I've ordered 2 Es, 1 blueberry, and 1 strawberry so I'm hoping they teach me a lot.
    I've read and read and read to see what I could find about all of them but nobody has much to say lol.
    Deep cleans do get expensive. It takes me about 4 bags of the $5 sand bags at petco and 1 large bag of coconut fiber.
    My PPs like to nap on the sand for some reason and play on the fiber so my 30g tank is split in half.

    I feel like I'm gonna have to find more shells like http://godzillahermitcrab.deviantart.com/gallery/31017103#/d3jvuym
    I don't think the ones I have will be big enough.
     
  8. Bugaboo

    Bugaboo (Small Crab)

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    Well I hear Es are stubborn about shells. And yeah same here, no one else has much to say=/ Wow congrats=) aren't the exotics a lot of work and really fragile?? (That's why I'm scared of having any exotics) and I have to buy 2x the ecoearth cause I have to fill my 20L, 10g to keep them in until the deep clean is done, and fill my 40B -.- so much $ and work, but its worth it to see them happy!=)
     
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    I don't mean to hijack bugaboo's thread but I'm getting my crabbies from livehermitcrabs next week. I'm guessing you will too Katz :spunky:
     
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    liagiba "First Molt In Progress"

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    so adorable! Congrats!!!
    Dear Santa:
    I want an E!
     
  11. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Yea, I hear the exotics are much more difficult to keep happy, but challenge accepted! :chuckle:
    I'm just so excited and can't wait!

    Yuck that's a lot of ecoearth! Too much if you ask me D=

    @CrabAddict: I hope you're right! It seems like I've been waiting forevvvvver!
     
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