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 Post subject: Uca sp (Fiddler crabs)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:25 pm 
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Does any one know of a care sheet for these please?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:06 pm 
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I dont know of any caresheets. They are brackish though, their care is very similar to the more common Red Clawed Crabs, Pseudosesarma species.

They need a tropical aqua-terrarium, low to mid brackish, and should accept crab cuisine, fish flakes and pre-frozen foods. They cant be bred in captivity unfortunatly, as the young are planktonic.


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Thanks Kevin so do they need a sufficient amount of land to come up and sit because i have a plastic tank i was going to fill with water and have rocks coming out, initially im going to heat the water i have been told these are extremely hard to keep and was having second thoughts. Trouble is everyone i speak to has a differant idea.


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I wouldnt think they are extremley difficult to keep. I havent kept them yet though, but would imagine they would appreciate a lot of land, enough to construct burrows. Most brackish Crabs are very hardy Ive noticed anyway. Ive seen them in aquatic shops in the wrong set-ups, and theyve been there for weeks, months sometimes and dont seem to die, though the setup is far from ideal for them.


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Ok Kevin your input is apprieciated i think im going to do some more research on these before getting some, i am however doing very well with 3 Gecarcinus quadratus at this moment in time although they are a little shy they are burrowing and have moulted once with know problems they have gone through alot of cuttle bone which is good.


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