Thread: Red Claw Crab
08-23-2006, 04:09 PM #1
Red Claw Crab
I recently bought a red claw crab. I know these things molt, but how long does it usually take? My crab has sat in the same spot for about 6 days and hasn't shown any signs of moving. Is this usual, or does it take longer.
08-23-2006, 04:56 PM #2
hmm what are the PH and amonia lvl?
08-23-2006, 05:13 PM #3
Are you sure your seing the crab and not the shedded old skin.
08-23-2006, 07:25 PM #4
lol that kinda be funny
08-23-2006, 07:38 PM #5
It's not an unusuall misstake. the moolted skin looks just like the crab.
08-23-2006, 07:48 PM #6
I know it isn't the skin cause I don't have two crabs, and before he molted, he was very active and I saw him a bunch. As far as the ph/amonia levels, i don't know cause I don't have a way to test them. I'm just trying to figure out if he is dead cause if so I'm planning on getting a new one.
08-23-2006, 08:05 PM #7
That does unfortunatly don't mean much because the crab usually hide (very well) for a week or two after molting (untill the new shell hardened). They have tricked me in the past.
I even thought one had died. Removed the dead crab from the tank and than found the crab alive in the tank about a week later.
08-23-2006, 09:46 PM #8Originally Posted by William
08-23-2006, 09:48 PM #9
It can take a week or more untill the crab is out an about again.
It is okey to leave the shell in the tank.
By bowaquatics in forum Other speciesReplies: 1Last Post: 08-31-2006, 05:25 AM