How do I bathe my hermit crab?

Hes just a little land hermit crab, cute little guy >.> Got him today from some chick selling em at the mall. But apparently uour supposed to bath them? Can I just use normal tap water for that? What temperature? And how much, for how long?

Asked By: mechanic_girl_C - 1/30/2009
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You do need to use a dechlorinator on your tap water. They have modified gills and chlorine and chloramine will burn them. It's often sold in the fish area of your local Petco/Petsmart. Something without stress and slime coat is best. I like Top Fin Dechlorinator... More
Answered By: Rawshark - 1/30/2009
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get a large pot of water, heat it till it boils, throw in the crab for 3 minutes and enjoy your clean crab with some cocktail sauce!
Answered By: grand lake bum - 1/30/2009
i used to have a little hermit crab. i would fill a little bowl with water, just a little to like cover his feet and then i would take some tap water, warm tap water but not to warm, and like sprinkle it on him. he really liked it but i had another once that didn't like the water so much, so it kinda depends
Answered By: Rae - 1/30/2009
Hermit crabs do not need to be bathed. Not salt water crabs can drowned in certain depths of water, Although they clean themselves and require no bathing.
Answered By: hack0si - 1/30/2009
make sure you don't only have one hermit cab, cause they can die of loneliness. anyways, you could either get a water conditioner, or boil some water, the Temperature should be around 80 degrees Farenheit. usually people bath their hermit crabs in salt water, how you get salt water is get salt at the pet store (only... More
Answered By: Blain L - 1/31/2009
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