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Red Claw Crab Disease?

Discussion in 'Brackish Forum' started by Lil Tank, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Lil Tank

    Lil Tank Member

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    Hi All! I am new to the forum and I need a little help....

    I have a red claw crab in my aquarium (don't worry, he has a place to go for air) but he is getting a white almost chalky looking substance on his back and it looks a little puckered.... At first I thought it was just him starting to moult (I've only had him for about a month) but now I'm not so sure.

    Anyone know what this could be?
     
  2. iliveinazoo

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    It could be calcium deposits if you have hard water?
     
  3. Lil Tank

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    I check the hardness regularly. If anything, it's a little more towards soft....

    I did find a full moult from the red claw this morning and the white stuff seems to be getting less so I wonder if maybe it was part of the moulting?
     
  4. iliveinazoo

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    I used to have a fiddler and I've got to say that I never noticed his shell whiten prior to moulting but he did used to go into hiding around the time leading up to and just after moulting.
     

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