Golden Claw crab- is he dead or molting?

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Registered Member
Feb 12, 2020
Hello! I am brand new on this page, and recently my pet golden claw crab has flipped upside down, and started to molt. One of my other crabs have mottled before so I knew the drill, but the other crabs were attacking him so we put him in a small clear container, which we clipped to the water filter so that the water temp. stays the same. It’s been a few days, and I’ve used a spoon the scoop out water and pour more from the tank in (like a filter) but he hasn’t budged when I tried to nudge him. I’m afraid he will die if Im doing something wrong! There’s a weird flap on his belly as well. Does that mean he is molting? When I pour the water out, and the container shakes a little he is still as stone. I don’t know whats wrong, can someone tell me what’s happening and maybe what I should do? Thanks!


AC Members
Feb 25, 2020
Indian > west bengal > kolkata
Real Name
Joy Banerjee
hello friend hope your pet golden claw crab doing ok ,
just like my thread there is no replies on your thread ,
umm i am sorry i have no idea becoz i have no exp with any crab
have a good day :)