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Hermit crab shell replacement?

Discussion in 'Marine Invertebrates' started by dashi03, Jul 1, 2014.

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    I just got a 20gal tank from a friend, including some red legged hermit crabs. Do I need to provide larger shells for it now or in the future? I've attached a not so great pic, the hermit crabs are about 1-1.5 cm with the shell. It seems like it might grow out of it soon?

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    You will eventually, but it is up to you. If there are not anything in the tank to bother the redlegs, wait till the shell looks too small, them add some.
     
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    I usually keep a few extras around for them to swap if they want and hopfully keep them from attacking snails for theirs. Dwarf's dont usually bother them though. Reef Cleaners sell shells cheap if you're looking for some.
     

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