Bad news. I saw a lot of the rocks moved around the other morning and he must have hurt himself because he did not eat that night and died yesterday morning. He was getting very big. I do have a video from last weekend, maybe I'll post that. Truth be told, I was running around so much to get the blue crabs he would eat and changing the water all the time I could not enjoy him. Plus, I was worried about him getting bigger and what would I do. My connection in the Keys has another and I am thinking of getting it. I hope it would be like Bob, a briareus.
Poor Bubba. His mantle was about as big as a large orange and he was letting me pet him sometimes. We were building a relationship.
Should I take some of the sand out of the tank? That way when cleaning the water I don't have to disrupt the rocks so much. I think that's what lead him to move the rocks. Every time I cleaned the tank I would try to move some rocks to get at the sand underneath and I don't think he liked that. Plus any "cave" I had for him he had outgrown so he started to just hangout behind the rocks. Does Casper have a cave large enough for him to fit?