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I am a SAHM of one son 4 yrs old and married for 21 years to a US Army war veteran who served in Desert Storm. We love pets and once had a feral cat rescue but now we only have 2 dogs and two cats. We also have a new aquarium with glow fish and fiddler crabs! Were making the crabs their own container since I have learned they need different care than the store told us :( Glad to be a part of the community!
  • DorrettaH commented on halo99's instructable Fiddler Crab Care2 years ago
    Fiddler Crab Care

    I bought Stress Coat for my aquarium on advice from person working in the fish area. I have 3 fiddler crabs and started looking up different things about them and found out that they need sand and water so they can get out of the water too. So now we are going to transfer the crabs 2 females and 1 male to another container. It says on the bottle to add 2 tsp to 10 gallons. I then read that you should NOT put Stress Coat in the water of crabs here is copy and paste of what they said : Q: Since the Stress Coat is so good for crabs, wouldn't it be even better for them if I let them drink it?A: NO! Stress Coat is ONLY recommended for bathing the EXOSKELETON of land hermit crabs. It is NOT recommended as drinking water! Do not leave ANY Stress Coat-laced water ANYWHERE INSIDE the crab ta...

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    I bought Stress Coat for my aquarium on advice from person working in the fish area. I have 3 fiddler crabs and started looking up different things about them and found out that they need sand and water so they can get out of the water too. So now we are going to transfer the crabs 2 females and 1 male to another container. It says on the bottle to add 2 tsp to 10 gallons. I then read that you should NOT put Stress Coat in the water of crabs here is copy and paste of what they said : Q: Since the Stress Coat is so good for crabs, wouldn't it be even better for them if I let them drink it?A: NO! Stress Coat is ONLY recommended for bathing the EXOSKELETON of land hermit crabs. It is NOT recommended as drinking water! Do not leave ANY Stress Coat-laced water ANYWHERE INSIDE the crab tank. It says you can bathe them with and I have never read that the actual crabs need to be bathed. DO they need bathed and if so how often? Anyway, I have already added it to the tank with the fish we had but I am now making their correct habitat as you have outlined do you know anything about Stress Coat and should I NOT add it to the new habitat I'm making for the crabs?

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