Marine fish help out required?
one of my hermit crabs died last night and we are wondering whether a crab that we found in one of the pieces of my live rock did it? please answer this and answer if hermit crabs shed their skin? and does anybody know how to take into custody a crab quickly and easily without spending much money?
PLEASE ANSWER ASAP
As Hermit crabs have a rigid exoskeleton, it does not grow next to the size of the crab, this means it must shed its skin every now and again. I seriously doubt that a hermit crab is to blame for the departure of the other crab.
Finally about catching them, this is the hard part. If you can see the crab and you can receive to it with your own hands then you can simply remove it manually. If this fail you can take half of an empty plastic bottle. Simply place some food inside the bottle and place it in the vicinity the crab. The food should lure the crab into the bottle, which means all you have to do is remove it.
Catching crabs like at the coast? Find a calm area like an inlet bearing along the calm shore either morning or just beforehand sunset, you will find hundreds along with snails. Bendover and pick them up. You can also find them on the rocks and in the grassy areas.