How Do I Take Care of Hermit Crab Sand?

Answer Pour calcium-based hermit crab sand, children's play sand or marine aquarium sand in the pet's tank to maintain 3 to 5-inches of substrate at all times. Add enough sand so the crab can fully bury h... Read More »

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How do I care for my hermit crab?

Hermit crabs are a water-dwelling crustacean with soft, exposed abdomens. They find protection in abandoned shells, which they climb inside, leaving their legs and heads exposed. They carry this sh... Read More »

How do I care for a hermit crab?

Feeding and WateringProvide your water hermit crab with a variety of foods, including unseasoned raw meat and fresh fruits and vegetables. Also place both salt water and dechlorinated fresh water i... Read More »

How do i care for a molting hermit crab?

Isolation TankPrepare an isolation tank to protect the molting crab from harm, especially if you have other crabs in the regular tank. Add 6 inches of fine sand--play sand is a good choice--to the ... Read More »

How do I care for a striped hermit crab?

Provide the Proper EnvironmentProvide a cage big enough to allow room for extra shells, toys, food and water bowls, and room to roam. Provide a saltwater soaking pool. Substrate should be sand, coc... Read More »