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It looks like the very first crab my son bought has shell disease. I have him in the 10 gallon tank by himself. This sucks.
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Yes it does suck when you lose one you have had for awhile. Are you sure it is shell disease?
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He got done molting about two weeks ago. I picked him up last night and noticed he had sand stuck on his claw. Trying to clean it I noticed it was a round pit. While washing it off he pulled it back in pain, then I noticed it started seeping a clear fluid. So from what I have read it seemed like shell rot.
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Wow..Im srry to hear that...theres nothing realli u can do about it i :S wish there was but theres not (at least i dont know if there is)
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I am looking around to see if I can find anything more about it
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Post by Wai »

Don't fiddle with him too much, but feed him extra nutrition food so that he will have enough strength to moult again. Hopefully that should be able to shed the spot off.
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Post by Jaci »

i've never heard of that. i know that there is something for fish for fin rot...i wonder if there's some kind of food, something with a ton of calcium to help the exo.
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Ok I found this out on the crab street journal website:

"Indication
- Assisting tissue build in aquatic lives by which causing fast
healing in
wounds and strengthening of blood veins.
- Assisting absolute molt system and strengthening shells.
- Assisting immune creation and reducing stress in shrimps and causing
faster illness recovery.
- Prevention of black spot disease, stump tailed and moustache, soft
shell
disease and thin cheek disease.

Dose and Usage
- Apply 3-5 grams per one kilogram of feed throughout a culture."

It also says to give them SPIRULINA ALGAE

here is a link to the full article: http://www.crabstreetjournal.com/articl ... l#vitaminc
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Post by Jaci »

weird. good detective work hermies! lol. now we know what to do if any of our hermies experience that.
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It looked like the pit was healing, but my roommate got stupid last night and turned the heat off. When I woke up his tank was at 65 degrees and he was dead.
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