How much will it eat a day

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  1. squall7733

    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Just curious. Assuming I will have a mature Bimac. Feeding him hermits, maybe some snails but mainly shrimp. How much of this will he eat a day?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Gimpy was eating a 2" crab a day. Now my others used to eat a large 3-4" crab every other day. Gimpy is now off her feed as she apparently is making a den and I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't fertile eggs as she was wild caught.
     
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    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Wow, I really have no idea where to buy a 2-3" live crabs in my area.... Any suggestions?

    I live in Saginaw Michigan
     
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    lockburn O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I buy fiddlers from Sach's

    http://www.aquaculturestore.com/swinverts.html

    10 for $13 shipped. Its incredibly easy to get em and store them, and my octo loves them. My octo also grew considerably once I started feeding him these.
     
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    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Thank you!

    When I store these crabs in a feeding fish holding tank. Is there anything I should know about?

    I know from breeding clownfish, that what the food eats also affects what your feeding it to. Is there any type of enviroment I should set up for fiddler crabs to keep them healthy and plump, what should I feed the food lol. And waht size of tank do I need, can I pretty much stack these guys ontop of eachother without them killing eachother?
     

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