Updated Post on 19 February 2009(Night), 21 February 2009
These 2 are my new hermit crabs, Snowy and Bubbles.
All my previous 6 hermits died after keeping for about 9 months only.
I was quite sad then, so I gave up keeping them sometime last August 2008.
Clean up, packed up all the tank stuff and store it away.
But this afternoon, when I was at the aquarium shop, I saw these hermits again.
Wow...it's still as cute, so I brought back 2 hermit crabs.
When I reached home, I immediately bathe them at the kitchen sink with de-chlorinated water.
Leaving them at the sink (above photo), while I set up their tank.
About an hour later, they were both introduced to their new home.
Done a basic setup with 1 fresh water and 1 salt water for them.
Plus put in some empty shells for them.
I'll need to find suitable sand and a coconut husk for them too.
I gave them some fish pellet foods and to my surprise, they ate very fast.
They must be very very hungry at the aquarium shop.
This is Snowy!
This is Bubbles!
Initially, they were quite afraid when I was snapping photos from them!
But after a little while, they eventually got used to this crazy owner never-ending photo taking! Hee...hee...
Taking a shade under the (fake) coconut tree!
Hours later, they both seems to settle down quite well.
When I pick them up, they did come out from their shell to look around.
Just hope they'll be happy and healthy!
Post Additions on 19 February 2009 (Night) :
I went over to the aquarium shop to pick up another little one!
Named this one "Summer" as it is rather active and it's body is slightly orange in colour!
Post Additions on 21 February 2009:
Another 2 hermit crabs are added today.
Now, they are all living together as a family of 5.
Sand and drift wood were also added to the tank.
Hope these 2 will able to settle down soon with their tankmates.
Below is photos of them freshly after bathing!
This hermit crab is call "Cola".
This one is named "Caramel". A very shy little one.
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