02-01-2007, 06:56 PM
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Hermit crab; other crab basics
Well I see them at the LFS all the time and I am looking atmaybe getting a couple. Most likely a 10 gallon tank so not very many of them but maybe 3-5 if they will be happy that way. Here are the questions:
What kind of substrate
Do you need both fresh and salt water because my lfs does not use salt water.
What do they eat
How much light do they need
Will they go after other things if they can catch them like frogs, newts, fish, etc.
Also, is there a species of land type crab that will like the same type of envronment that a hermit does? I have small land/rock species that could easily be caught on the beach here and they are often seen in tidal water that is more brachish than salt water.