emerald crab

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    NewBeeMommy1

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    :frustrat:i bought a new crab about a week ago,,then two days after he was home i found him hangin on a rock dead.....:grumble: well what do you know the crab was in the tank last night just eating away...but only has 1 pincher... but he's alive....:bounce:
     
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    all he did was molt, its a natural thing that they do every now and then to grow, but it sounds like he lost one of his pincher's in the molt, but he will most likely grow a new one the next time he molts
     
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    how will he grow a new one...he doesnt seem to miss it...he looks better than before just missing one
     
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    the funniest thing ever is my little girl ran to the potty and said hey how did he get from there to the tank...cool he does magic,,,,you should have seen the look on her face
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    HAHA,Kids are a blast.

    Dustins right,Crabs have to molt to grow.And you'll sure think they've died the first few times.
     
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    blew my mind.... yeah yote you gonna go to the frag swap
     
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    I hate emerald crabs I had one once and it ate my firefish
     
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    sounds like you got a bad seed
     
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    he's cool he put hair all over his back and legs
     
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    Sounds like you might have a decorator crab instead of an emerald.
     
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    he's bright green and he eat all the green hair alge in a week
     
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