Urgent help needed Help - Halloween Hermit Crab

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  1. bothabear

    bothabear

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    Hi all.
    I have a halloween hermit crab who has stayed in the same place under an overhang for the last few days.
    this morning I see he is outside his shell.
    he still looks alive.
    should I leave him or what?
    I am worried that he is going to be chomped by the fish.
     
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  3. Toolboysa

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    Do you have spare shells in your tank? He has most likely looking for a bigger home or shedding
     
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    Agreed... They prefer coned shells so if you can find a coned shell bigger that his old one I'm sure he'll make it home...:thumbup:

    Mine sits in the same place for a day or two chomping on gha then moves on...
     
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  5. Lord_Blackadder

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    You should be able to find plenty of suitable cone shells on the wild side beaches.
     
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    Mine tried climbing into a old snails shell but got back into his old one so they prefer the cone shaped ones!
     
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    I've never seen a wild one in anything but a cone shell. They've got that flattened body shape for a reason.
     
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