Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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Mattcot 01-06-2011 02:15 PM

hermit crabs
 
when my hermit crabs shed there outer skeleton should I remove the old skin or leave it in the tank to be eaten?

willow 01-12-2011 11:48 AM

i think they should eat it while they are still burried.
actually sorry didn't realise what section this was in,so don't know
now if my answer applies. sorry.

trukgirl 01-13-2011 11:38 AM

When mine do, and when my ginormous coral banded shrimp does, I leave it because it usually gets eaten by SOME one in the tank. When he molts its huge and its usually gone in less than a day.

tomleeds 03-07-2011 04:58 PM

I leave mine in, not done any harm. I spotted a bristleworm dragging the last one into a rock for a quick lunch.

Teishokue 05-12-2011 04:48 AM

leave it, will give them/other creature some calcium/iodine supplements.


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