Red claw crab dead?

Lorsabs
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Hi so I bought my red claw crab 3 days ago and he seemed happy he has a place to get out of the water and he was moving around a lot. Today when I went to look for him he was sitting in the back of the tank with his eyes closed, I’m not sure if he is dead or moulting but I went to touch him and he didn’t respond please help!!
 
Kribensis27
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Lorsabs
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Kribensis27 said:
We need more details. Tank size, water parameters, etc... Could you fill out the emergency template? That will give us the information we need.
i have an update, I found a bigger crab in the tank hiding under a rock, does this mean he has moulted? Should I take out his old skin thing?
 
Kribensis27
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Lorsabs said:
i have an update, I found a bigger crab in the tank hiding under a rock, does this mean he has moulted? Should I take out his old skin thing?
Can you add a pic? It definitely sounds like molting. Yes, you can take out the old exoskeleton. They sometimes eat it, but if he hasn't yet, it isn't worth leaving it there.
 
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Lorsabs
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Hi found out he was moulting but now there seems to be something else wrong, he’s lost 3 legs and I’m not sure why
 
Kribensis27
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The emergency template would definitely be helpful now. The words should be a link to the template that you can then copy/paste here and fill out.
 
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