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:
- Sand for substrate!
- 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 :)