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post #1 of 3 Old 05-19-2007, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
hermit crabs

I have 6 dwarf blue legged hermits, there only about 1/2 inch long, will they outgrow there shells? If they do how do i get them new ones? They wont kill my snails will they?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-19-2007, 08:15 PM
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just get some empty one from the beach or LFS ...or if you still can't find any try ebay. Then just toss them in the Tank and the crabs will change over if/when they liked.
I have a about 10-12 empty, of different sizes, in my tank for the little guys to change.

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-20-2007, 08:46 AM
if you dont get bigger shells they will at your snails looking for some.
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