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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2012 00:51


I am building a vivarium for my sister, I understand crabs destroys everything so I thought I'd put some wandering jew in there.. purple and shiny(girlie), tough plant, just want I need!!
Is it safe for crabs tho?
any suggestion plant wise? The vivarium is very small.. 10gallon so not any plant could fit in there.. maybe some pothos?



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Heather
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2012 03:17


It's safe... but... I had some in my set-up and they tore it up and it died within 2 weeks Now I just have driftwood and chunks of coral for them to climb on (with a mix of sane and coco for the substrate)


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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2012 03:49


yeah that's what I thought...
even pothos, wandering jew and spider plants couldn't keep up right?



I've had this spring peeper for over 4 years..!
bschwinn
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# Posted: 29 Sep 2012 20:18


Use fake plants purchased at a crafts store.

Tyson
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# Posted: 2 Oct 2012 15:19


Lots of plants can hurt them, even phothos. I used to have a hermit crab rescue, much easier just to do fake, though bromailids are pretty, and non toxic, and there are thousands of kinds of those to choose from.


Tyson
Tyson
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# Posted: 2 Oct 2012 15:22


http://crabbywiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Safe+and +Poisonous+Houseplants
Here is a link to safe and unsafe plants for hermit crabs, if you have anymore questions, just let me know.


Tyson
Heather
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# Posted: 2 Oct 2012 16:34


I'm thinking we are becoming a Hemit Rescue LOL My 11 year old came home after school with two from a boy in the neighborhood. He said he got bored with them so the girls tank now has 4 instead of 2 LOL

Ours are set up with some coral and seashells stacked (which they really seem to enjoy climbing on at night... *clack clack... scuffle... clack clack*)


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