Hermit Crabs Lost All Legs

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by danefrnds, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. d

    danefrnds Valued Member Member

    My two hermit carbs fought n one of them lost all his legs. He only has one leg left m not sure what to do. For now i have kept him in the breeder box.
    I somehow managed to get him inside a shell
    Any adivce on how to recover him ?

    I have attached pic n video of him 2c37c9de2e6801fade14ef2ee82146e0.jpg    
  2. N

    Natalya Well Known Member Member

    Ouch, I am so sorry! Sorry I can't offer any advice, just condolences :(
  3. Reef13G YT

    Reef13G YT Valued Member Member

    not an expert at hC/HC/hc. I think he might have a chance to regrow, but I doubt it

  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi, maybe I could be of your help?

    How many crabs do you have right now? What is the current setup for them?
    Can you send a better picture of his front side?

    Usually, I deal with a ton of these problems in hermit crabs, but I've never seen something like this.
  5. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Its probably doomed i never had mine fight but i only have 2 in a 32g lol @NART what do you think?
  6. Punkin

    Punkin Well Known Member Member

    Could your other hermit crab have done this to him? I've never owned them, but my brother has and they have a mean one that would kill any other hermit crabs, so they just have one.
    Sorry that happened. :(
  7. Nart

    Nart Well Known Member Member

    Eekkk... yeah... I don't keep hermits for this reason. It's the circle of life for them though... if you have more than one and not enough shells laying around they'll fight. One will die and one will have a new home lol.

    Is it still moving and eating? It has the ability to grow it back in time. You will just have to keep it in the breeder box for a bit, maybe toss a small piece of rubble for it to crawl on and etc... Feed it daily. Though after it heals, you'll face the same problem wen re-introducing it back into the tank.
  8. OP

    danefrnds Valued Member Member

    @Fanatic I have only 2 hermit crabs in the entire tank its a 10g nano tank

    I feed the crabs everyday he eats only a little (struggles to get to the food bt manages n eats a little)

    Its a nano 10g tank n i had only 2 hermit crabs. The one with the broken leg n the other thats nw freely roaming in the tank.

    Below is the picture of the entire tank setup ee928e58a432f9c8dfdcb17e7acb798a.jpg

    Last night the hermit crabs ate hikari pallet food right from my hands. Is it a sign that he is recovering ?
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2017
  9. liberosis4170

    liberosis4170 Valued Member Member

    I don't know if its just me being very ignorant because my knowledge on hermits is very limited, but I thought hermit crabs were supposed to be on land as well as water? o-o enlighten me ~
    on another note:
    Sounds like good news to me. Poor little fellow. I hope he has a speedy recovery.
    *edit* at lease in water he's lighter than on land. maybe it'll manage with one leg.
  10. OP

    danefrnds Valued Member Member

    Its a saltwater hermit crabs its 24/7 in water
  11. OP

    danefrnds Valued Member Member

    Gud news people the hermit crab grew all its legs back everything is back though a bit smaller n thinner but its grown everything back e56ddce32e514edc74306d0d651cd828.jpg 6ed2a7d4eafd3a69aca6c58a263efa34.jpg 181404a06815dca120977d6a7150fa3b.jpg  

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