Hermit Crab

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by shaunn, 3 Nov 2011.

  1. shaunn

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    Hi all

    My little hermit crab decided it was time to get a bigger home what does this mean is coz hes getting bigger?
     
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    yip... Well done, you're doing something right... Always keep some bigger shells around for him to choose from...
     
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    That's what I thought when I first started marine. I kept giving my hermits options for bigger shells. Eventually they started moving corals and bumping rocks over because they had gotten bigger and stronger.

    They don't need new shells and they will only grow as big as the shells they have.

    In my opinion it is not the best idea to keep providing them with bigger shells. I just do it until they are a medium, manageable size and then I remove all the shells.
     
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    shaunn

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    thx
     
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    will they eventually not use a shell at all
     
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