we have 4 hermit crabs in a quite large tank. our children love the crabs but get a little bord as they do not do much during the day.we are wondering if we could put any thing else in there for the children to watch.like a lizard or something.the tank is the focal point of the room and 2 of the 4 crabs are under sand and i think molting.hopeing they didnt burry themselves to die.but we are just wondering if we can put anything else living in the tank with our hermies.thank you
If you let other animals live with them then they wouldn't be hermits any more.
i think some animals would be ok but to be on the safe side, i would just get another tank .
When they die you can generally smell them before you see them...
As for other creatures. anything that doesn't eat crab, and requires similar conditions would probably be ok.
WHy don't you just buy more hermit crabs? I don't think that they would be able to live with anything else. Lizards and other reptiles would probably just eat them.
If it is a large tank get few more of them and that way you will have an interesting exhibit
Hermit crabs are special kind of crabs. They live in a shell. If you mix that with another animal;
1. It will fight
2. It will hide
3. It will die
So if you ask me about crabs... They are disgusting!!
Don't get hermit crabs and expect them to be fun. All hermit crabs do is stay in their shells all day, and occasionally move spots/positions. The answer is NO. You can not put a lizard in with a hermie. They require different foods and temperatures. If you want to get something more exiting for your kids, get a cat, dog, or guinea pig.
Here's a sites about all these pets:
I'm not trying to be rude, but cats, dogs, and guinea pigs are MUCH better pets!
Hope this helps!
Most Lizards require temperatures that will kill a hermit crab. Hermit crabs cannot tolerate temperatures above 85 and lizards need 95 for basking. The answers before mine show a concern that the other animal will harm the hermit crab. There should also be a concern about the other animal being harmed by the hermit crabs. Hermit crab claws are formidable weapons, as anyone who has ever had a finger caught by one could testify.
Why don't you get a reptile waterfall (see links below) and some silk plants and make a little terrarium. Since hermit crabs require a minimum of 70% humidity to breath properly they will enjoy this as well.
No, not unless you want them eaten.
Well I think I mite have answer for your boring tank. I am pretty
sure that you shouldn't put a lizard in water tank, but what about water turtle. I have one at home and it way fun to look at home and it some thing different and new for guest to look at. I did some home work on it, but still not sure if it will work out or not.
Water turtle like to eat small fish and other animals that smaller that it, but on the other hand hermit crab can serve on in it shell and on it defense with it claws. Also hermit crab can eat algae and other debris from the water turtle, but the water turtle need a place on land to saulc in and not much heat is not need.
I am not sure if any this will work but give it a try.