Decaying Plant Matter
- Tank size(Minimum): 10 Gal
- Care: Very Easy
- Temperature: 70-80
- PH: 6.8-7.5
- Lifespan: 1-2 years
- Max Size: 1.5"
Purchase size: Small
The tiny piece of screen material that was put in the bag was floating around the top while the crab was getting squished in the corners of the bag. When you ship any animal other than snails in bags, the bag should either have the corners heatsealed, taped, or tied to round the bottom of the bag.
The crab seemed to have paralyzed legs for a while after acclimation but then suddenly they began working again and he ran off and hid. Haven't seen him since. I hope he's burrowed in the sand and doing OK.
Hello. We ship all our animals to the best of our abilities. We put the mesh in the bag so the crab has something to hold on to. The crab’s legs were not “paralyzed”. Pompom crabs will retract their legs as a defense mechanism when scared or stressed, mimicking a small rock. Once they feel safe, they will open up and start exploring. This is totally normal behavior. We’re happy to hear that your crab arrived well and is already burying in its new home. Cheers.
These little guys are adorable, i added them to my shrimp tank and so far they are well behaved. They like to hide a lot but when you see them they’re fun to watch.