Red Clawed Crab

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Red Clawed Crab

Postby st.jimmy1986 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:53 pm

Went to my LFS and saw some Red clawed crabs, just wondered if anyone had these and if so what advice you would give regarding a specific crab tank.
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Postby jclee » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:40 pm

I haven't had them since I was a child, and I'm sure I didn't care for them properly back then. (They certainly didn't live long in my seven year-old hands.)

I found this care sheet for you:
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile101.html
I hope it helps.
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Postby st.jimmy1986 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Thanks, Unfortunately the tank i have wouldn't be suitable as it'd be too easy for them to escape and it'd cost too much to make it escape proof.
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Postby jclee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:09 pm

Yeah, I feel like petstores make them look "super easy" to deal with, but they seem quite challenging, upon further examination.
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Postby mr_fish » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:38 pm

my dad had 1 and it got out a small gap at the back and went missing !
we found him a week later half way round the room dryed out behind the tv !!
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Postby Starky » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:33 am

I got one from my lfs and it was attacking everything in my tank then the next day when I went to see how it was getting on it was dead lol
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Postby alan_uk » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:42 pm

the reason they escape is they dont like to spend too long in water

i have a friend who breeds them and has shallow water with a island in the middle of his 2x2x1 rimless open top tank and they never ever try to escape

they climb out the water and spend a lot of time there then go back for a dip thats all they need i will try get some pics of his tank for you :)
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