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post #1 of 4 Old 11-15-2006, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone own hermit crabs?

Hello!
I am thinking about getting a few hermit crabs ..but not to sure how many I can keep in a 10 gallon tank?I know they need sand and lots of climbing spots..and lots of TLC...
or should I have a better tank? please let me know what you think...

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-15-2006, 03:34 PM
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I have a 5.5 g with 2 hermit crabs in it. they seem to always have plenty to eat and 1 even went into a bigger shell i put in for him. i'm sure you could put some in there with no trouble
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-15-2006, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 5.5 g with 2 hermit crabs in it. they seem to always have plenty to eat and 1 even went into a bigger shell i put in for him. i'm sure you could put some in there with no trouble
I'll post some pictures up when i get them...thanks again.. :)

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-21-2007, 07:00 PM
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A 10 gallon tank is a good size. Hermit crabs like to be in colonies, so get at least 3. They need a substrate they can burrow into. There are a few other things to keep in mind to make sure they stay healthy: 1) they need a bowl of saltwater as well as a freshwater drinking supply; 2) their enclosure has to be humid -- they breathe through gills and will die if they dry out; 3) Keep the tank in a warm room or make sure the tank has some form of heat. They like it 75 degrees or warmer (but not direct sunlight or heat lamps). Good luck!

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