Brand new Tank/Hermit Crabs Hi, You will find a separate 30 gallon aquatic options than simply might have been treating for 5 weeks today
Its a live rock system. I have checked the water for ammonia, nitrite, PH and salinity, all of which turned out fine but just to be on the safe side I also took a sample of the water to my local marine specialist and again it tested fine. So I bought 5 hermits and 4 snails to help clear the tank of the algal growth that had covered the rocks, glass and bottom of the tank. About 2 hours after I had introduced them I checked on them and 3 of the snails were almost dead on the bottom with the other 2 still on the glass but very weak. Also 3 of the hermits were hanging out of their shells looking dead and the others again weren’t moving around and looked very ill. I immediately took the hermits out of the tank and they seemed to recover a little in the air. The tank has a red algal growth covering the rocks that looks like velvet. Could this be the problem or is something else causing these animals to die?
Hermit Crabs My daughter and that i discovered some hermit crabs regarding the fresh coastline out-of Biloxi, MS
Dying hermits – The only thing I knew about acclimating was to leave the tank in the bag for a while. Though I have just been informed about slowly adding small amounts of tank water into the bag. The hermits are a reef species so I don’t know if they require air but they didn’t have any in the suppliers tank. The animals had been at the dealer at least a week. Oh and thanks for replying.
Can you direct me to a location on how we can care fore these in our home? Thanks Dave