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  1. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I found out that I have an Indo hermit crab. That means I have two pp,one Indo,and one fancy hermit crab.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    What is a fancy hermit crab?
     
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    There is no species named fancy.
     
  4. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Yes there is a Fancy purple pincher.
     
  5. beetlebug

    beetlebug Hi, I'm New Here!

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    fancy = painted shell right?
     
  6. vckums

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    Beetlebug has it right, it's the shell they are refering to. As for species, there is NO fancy hermit crab.
     
  7. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    No painted shell. I don't believe in that.
     
  8. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    It is a Fancy PP Hermit crab It has enhanced color,and has some Red on it,and they are cool. Petsmart calls them Fancy.
     
  9. vckums

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    Try this one more time, seriously there is no fanct hermit crabs. Fancy refers to crabs in painted shells. The pet store consider the shells fancy and charge you more for crabs in these shells.
    If you still doubt us, do a search on here for a species list. You will not find fancy on there.
     
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    froggz37 "First Molt, A Success"

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    Can you post a picture of the crab?
     
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    heather77 (Micro Crab)

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    I have gotten a crab from pet smart also crabby beach and if you ask them what they mean by fancy Crab they will tell you the painted shells. I went just last weekend hoping maybe they were refering to another speacies of them as something other than E's (thats about all you can find in my area along with PP's occasonally (I just got my first two little PP's) I am not trying to be mean but I asked that ?????? just last weekend.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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  13. vckums

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    It's a purple pincher, nothing more. Here is the species list with their species name and common names. You will notice the word "fancy" isn't on the list.
    Coenobita Violascens (Viola or Komurasaki)
    Coenobita Brevimanus (Indonesian or Indo)
    Coenobita Cavipes (Cavipes or Cav)
    Coenobita Clypeatus (Caribbean, Purple Pincher or PP )
    Coenobita Compressus (Ecuadorian or E)
    Coenobita Perlatus (Strawberry or Straw)
    Coenobita Rugosus (Rugosus or Rug)
    Coenobita Variabilis (Australian or Aussie or Crazy Crab)
     
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    beetlebug Hi, I'm New Here!

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    was the crab in a painted shell when you got him????? if so, then the shell was "fancy" and the crab is a PP like vckums says.
     
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    froggz37 "First Molt, A Success"

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    Sorry, I think we misunderstood. Could you post a pic of the one you think is an indo?
     
  16. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Yeas hold on. No the shell wasnot Pianted,that's the shell I got him in.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    There is no such thing as a "fancy" crab. Do research on the internet. It always relates to the shell, not the type of crab. I'm sure somewhere in that tank where you bought your crab was another crab in a painted shell. It is, at least I find out here in Canada, very hard to find a crab not in a painted shell.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Wow what a funny line of post um Crabbybeach sorry to bu if they called it a fancy crab an your crab was in a normal shell, u got ripped off in the money department.
     
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    Your crab is Coenobita Clypeatus, a.k.a a PP. There is no such thing as a fancy hermit crab. In my Petco and Petsmart, a Fancy Hermit Crab refers to hermies that are in painted shells.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    He just a kid guys.Lol.He just misunderstood.CrabbyBeach do some research!!!I agree with dancinhermielover.Just beacause it said "Fancy" you thought it meant a new species called "Fancy Hermit crab"when really it's just what there called because there sadly in painted shells.
     
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