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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so does anyone know where to get shells for hermit crabs. I need really small ones but I don't know where the heck to get them. I have gotten them before from Petco in the saltwater section you know the dead snail shells lol. anyways I went back to get bigger ones cuz my hermit crab...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Taking out a shrimp skeleton out of the tank, suddenly realised that many of my cerith snails shells where empty. Bit annoyed really, i took them out as well, and wondering if others do the same, if its better to leave them there, for any reason at all, or like me i like to know that if its...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    This may not be news to all you high post counts out there but I thought it interesting to see that the shells on my Astrea Snails grow. On about 3 of them you can see a line where their shell has grown from what it was before displaying a clean new section below the old. That's cool...just...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've noticed several shells with holes in them. All are aged, meaning they have been in my tank for several months to several years. For now I've only seen this on snail shells (empty ones) and this oyster shell: Google lead me to acidic conditions and or serious lack of calcium. Bot have...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I got 1 hermit crabs and 2 different small crabs and i this what i could found after a lot of searching for this shells are this good? this what i found after a lot of searching and search all the store in my country for them and finally found this...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Morning, So yesterday i went to the beach a collected a few hermit shells for my hermits to move into and switch around. I also got some cool rocks to add. So will i have to boil these things first to use them? Or is it not a good idea to put these things in the tank? The rocks are really small...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have put a small clean up crew in my tank about 4 weeks ago . I have a 60 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump. The tank is cylced and everything but my crabs shells seem to be losing its color. They are starting to become white almost. My snails all seem to be fine just my crabs. Anyone know...
  8. Crustaceans
    I have come to find that 3 of my snails have ditched their shells and I think my hermits are to blame. If I were to place new shells in the tank, would they just find their way into them or should I place a snail and shell into a bowl or something to try and coax him into taking it?
  9. Crustaceans
    I just started a tank about 10 days ago, water tested perfect so added some small non descript hermit crabs and two snails. They cruised all over the tank at first, then I saw this scarlet hermit crab and purchased and placed in tank next day. I noticed that the red scarlet crab, 2x size, was...
  10. Crustaceans
    Can anyone id these creatures that are growing on shells of my snails, and my hermits. An even in my shell graveyard I have for my hermits to rummage through like true pickers hahah I will attach a photo.
  11. Crustaceans
    I have a live, fine-particle sand bed and keep finding empty shells - over the past couple of weeks I've found at least a dozen. I will attempt to attach a photo. It's just odd that I see nothing looking like these living and moving about. I have a 29 gallon tank with about 30 pounds of live...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    so i added 2 hermits 2 snails to my 55gal thats a little over a month old. cycled and all. thats all thats in it at the moment as i have to make the canopy/lightfixture for it so i am holding off the rest for now.. anyway the hermits moulted, one of which is out of the shell and MIA. i have no...
  13. General classifieds
    If anyone has any old hermit crab or snail shells laying around I would love to buy them. message me please
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just picked up some snails today at the lfs started aclimating them and saw a small centapied looking thing pop out of one of the extra shells the store gave me. Can't get a pick yet cause it shoots back in the shell. I haven't seen the whole body yet but does kinda look like a centapied. Any...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So i found a shell from a passed small spider conch maybe 1" long, and i threw it in the DT cause it looked neat. 20 min later one of my scarlett hermits took over and left his shell empty.. I remember getting tourist attraction hermit crab pets (land crabs) that would die if they outgrew their...
  16. Crustaceans
    Help. My pistol shrimp steals any empty shells that are available for the hermits to move into as they grow for building his undgerground sand castle. What can I do to keep the pistol from taking them all?
  17. Crustaceans
    Do you really need to add extra shells for Hermits? What will happen if you dont add those? Thanks!
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Okay my mother in law is gonna be going on a cruse*sp* soon and asked if she picked up a shell or two on the beach if i could put it in my tank if i wanted to. I really wasnt sure but told her she could by all means bring some home and ill look into how the best way to clean them would be. any...
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