Roger swapped shells! I think he picked this one because it’s lighter and easier for him to move in with his bendy legs. He’s still a little uneasy moving around after his molt incident, but he’s doing MUCH better.

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Shell shopping.

Shell shopping.

badatnamingbettas:

Okay! I am starting to put together my crabitat plans, to prepare for the purchasing of my babies in about a month! (I AM SO EXCITED).

Here’s what I have decided so far:

  1. Sand for substrate!
  2. I’m going to see if I can thrift some bowls for food and water, but I am hoping that this etsy shop

(I ran out of room in the ask box…)
Hello future Crab Person! Here are some answers I can give you:

1. I use a ZooMed UTH and I’ve never had any trouble with it. I can’t speak for lighting.

7. I moved my crabs back and forth from college several times with no issues. At the time, I had a 10 gallon tank, so it wasn’t as much of a pain to move. My thought process was that keeping the entire crabitat intact (substrate and all) would help maintain the tank’s conditions. The move might stress the crabs a little bit, but as long as no one is actively molting, I think they should be fine. I’m sure you can make a judgement based on your tank, your car, and your preferences.

8. *sighs* E’s. They are The Cutest, but I had trouble with them. My issue was that I started with PP’s and then brought home some E’s; whatever reason, I couldn’t find a way to make them both happy at once (though I know many people can.) The conditions that were perfect for my PP’s did not work for my E’s, but I didn’t want to disturb my PP’s. I think if you set up your crabitat in anticipation for E’s, instead of doing it backwards like I did, they will be okay.

Happy crabbing :)

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Goodbye.

Goodbye.

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Up close and personal in the Crab Pile.

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Monkey guards Roger (or uses him as a seat…its hard to tell.)

Monkey guards Roger (or uses him as a seat…its hard to tell.)

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I swear, I take pictures of crabs other than my Big Girl, but she’s just the most photogenic.

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Big Girl, you are a pretty crab.

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Guarding the entrance.

Guarding the entrance.

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This little monkey is super friendly.