February 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm #729BethMember
Every time my medium crab molts and comes up, his big female tank mate shows agressive behavior towards him. It makes me nervous, I am afraid she will hurt him, when he came up a few nights ago, I decided to put him in the 10 gallon tank because I had to work. When I came home, I put him back in the 40 gallon. She was napping, but a few hours later I took a look and she was chasing him and he was running for his life! I put my hand on her, and very gently tapped her legs, she let go and he ran to the other side of the tank and hid under the plastic plants. He stayed there for a day and a half. So, I took them out to play together on my bed. This time, she went over and climbed on top of him, twice, but didn’t try to grab him. Last night, Tiny was in the faux big cave, and the big girl was playing and climbing. This morning however……………..they are both napping together, Tiny is practically sitting on her shell, and they are nestled together under the plants, behind the crabworx hotel. (maybe they should get a room!) This is the fourth time already, I wonder if maybe she forgets who he is, and it takes a few days for her to remember, hey, I know this little guy! He never tried to attack her, it seems he knows exactly who she is every time, after she comes up, he is sooo happy to see her! But, she gets moody when they aren’t together every day. They have been living together for almost two years. (maybe its time they get married!) I will upload a pic when I can, its too cute!February 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm #730TorianParticipant
hmmmm………… sound to me like tiny has not dropped his molting smell and Cray is smelling it and thinking he is a tasty snack just for her. lol. I would keep watching them and if she decides to attack again turn tiny upside down inn salt water until he picks him self up. that should make him smell normal again to the other hermits. My fingers are crossed for him. 🙂February 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm #733BethMember
Thank you! All is well in crabland……….she takes two days to “welcome” Tiny back from his molt. I just happened to be home, every time he came up, I don’t know for sure if she would really hurt him, maybe she is just trying to assert herself to be the “boss, applesauce”. She wants him to know, she is still QUEEN CRAB………..and don’t you forget it! She is sooo silly……..she bosses him around from time to time, and he just does want she wants, hey, just like humans! Sooooo funny!February 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm #734TorianParticipant
yeah sounds funny! lol
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