Hermit crabs - with or without water? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 09-20-2006, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
jsm11482's Avatar
Hermit crabs - with or without water?

Check out the tail of this thread: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=684

Michael has hermit crabs in his tank and we are wondering if the hermit crabs that walk around on sand are different than what he has (they live submerged in water, 24/7)? Anyone know?


90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
jsm11482 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-20-2006, 04:21 PM
willow's Avatar
i had Land Hermit crabs years ago,and they only have a little bit of
water as they could drown.I did however use to put them in a small bowl
of water that would be a little deeper than there water bowl,
as it helped to rinse them out.
sorry i can't remember the anatomy of the crabs,but it did help them
usually befor they burried themselves in the sand
to shed their skin.
HTH a bit. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
willow is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hermit crabs walkytalky Saltwater Fish 2 09-29-2008 12:42 AM
hermit Crabs mellocello Vivariums and Reptiles 12 07-10-2008 01:48 PM
hermit crabs trreherd Coral and Reef Creatures 2 05-20-2007 08:46 AM
my hermit crabs jeffwee559 Coral and Reef Creatures 3 02-13-2007 09:16 AM
Does anyone own hermit crabs? blueangeleyes Invertebrates 3 01-21-2007 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome