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Small crabs with large crabs

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by ma8201, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. ma8201

    ma8201 "Never Molted"

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    I just got 3 new hermit crabs. They are very small, I would say no bigger then a quarter. I currently have them inside one of the small crab containers inside my 75g tank. The reason I have them seperated from the main tank is I'm worried about putting them in with my bigger crabs. They are golf ball size and up. I'm going to keep them in iso for the week. My question is. Am I able to put these tiny crabs in with the bigger crabs? I'm worried that my bigger ones may bully them. Does any one have small crabs with large crabs, and do they get along?
     
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    Hermies4Life (Small Crab)

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    Yes they usually get along,no matter the suze,but if you see any violent shell shaking with loud chrps,that could mean a shell fight between some hermies. But if your still a little worried when you put them in to the big tank,monitor them closly.
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yes, you can put small hermit crabs with big hermit crabs. It also helps to prevent shell fighting. But you should keep an eye out for bullying to any new hermit crab you get.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    You can put them together. Make sure you keep them in ISO for a whole month though. THey will have time to destress and you can insure they are not sick and don't have mites.
     
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