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07-16-2011, 11:36 AM
hi, im new to this, desperate for answers....my hubby and i bought a tiny little red clawed crab for our aquarium a few weeks ago, this morning i discovered ANOTHER crab equally as large hiding in another part of the tank.... anyone any ideas??????(blush)

07-16-2011, 12:40 PM
Are you sure its a crab or just a molted shell? If you touch it, does it react?

Also, is this a crab only habitat? They require brackish water and places to climb out of the water.

Lady Hobbs
07-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Me thinks this should be in the crab forum and not the How To. Now moved.

Good advice, Aeonflame.

07-16-2011, 06:59 PM
I'd say it just molted unless you bought a single mutated crab. :) typically the crab will eat the shell it molted to gather calcium to rebuild its exoskeleton.