What should I feed my hermit crabs?

Table of contents:

  1. What should I feed my hermit crabs?
  2. What do land hermit crabs need?
  3. Can you introduce new hermit crab?
  4. Do hermit crabs do better in pairs?
  5. How many hermit crabs can you have in a 55 gallon tank?
  6. How many hermit crabs can live in a 20 gallon tank?

What should I feed my hermit crabs?

Diet

  1. High-quality commercial hermit crab food.
  2. Recommend vegetables (spinach, carrots and romaine lettuce) and noncitrus fruits (mangoes, coconut and papaya) as treats.
  3. Nuts, seaweed, brine shrimp and fish flakes can also be offered as treats.
  4. Provide carotene and calcium supplements (such as cuttlebone).

What do land hermit crabs need?

Hermit crabs thrive at humidity levels between 70% and 80%. Mist their terrarium with non-chlorinated water as necessary and use a hygrometer to keep track. Put a fluorescent or LED bulb in the terrarium hood to light the habitat for 8 to 12 hours a day. Do not use high-output UVB lighting for hermit crabs.

Can you introduce new hermit crab?

If you're adding a new addition to your crabitat, congratulations. Hermit crabs are very social guys and though it may take a bit of time, they'll enjoy having another mate to pass the time with. They'll have to work out their pecking order and the newbie will have to adjust to a new, improved environment.

Do hermit crabs do better in pairs?

Hermit crabs are intelligent, entertaining, and make great pets. They need friends! Despite their name, hermit crabs are social animals and ideally need to be in pairs or groups. The average adult size is between 2-6 inches long.

How many hermit crabs can you have in a 55 gallon tank?

Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat Well, the general rule is a gallon a crab at the least, so I'd say 50 at most, but that might be a little crowded. I would put maybe 30-25 in there so I could put a lot of toys.

How many hermit crabs can live in a 20 gallon tank?

You can hold a lot of Hermit Crabs of various sizes together as long as your aquarium is big enough to allow it. In a 20 gallon aquarium, you can easily put 10 tiny, 6 medium-sized or 4 large Hermit Crabs.