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Abbeys_Mom
12-14-2006, 07:57 PM
Anyone got Crabs? LOL.

Seriously, they had fiddler crabs at my LFS and I was thinking of getting one or two for a 5 gallon aquarium. I know they need to be brackish. I wouldn't be running any filtration or aeration on the tank, it would be strictly full water changes when it got dirty. Any one had luck with these?

jeffs99dime
12-14-2006, 09:38 PM
i used to have crabs when i was a kid. i don't have them anymore. lol

Incredulous_Ed
12-14-2006, 11:00 PM
Fiddler crabs can live completely submerged for their whole lives, but they will do much better if they are able to climb out of the water and take a breath of fresh air once in a while. I reccomend a Paludarium if you plan to keep them.
The males are agressive with each other, so provide hiding places.

jman
12-15-2006, 12:59 AM
sorry i had to laugh at that-- it caught me off gaurd--
"Anyone got crabs"lol

but i did run across this http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/rarespecies/a/fiddlercrabs.htm

aquatic lover
07-19-2009, 02:03 AM
I have four fiddler crabs. If you want more like four then you need a 10 gal tank but a 5 gal is fine for two. Make sure you get one male and one female and provide rocks with holes so they can hide. And fiddlers like to climb but watch out they are escape artists, And get aquarium salt because they need brackish water.

aquatic lover
07-19-2009, 02:05 AM
Get two or four because they are real social animals.

aquatic lover
07-19-2009, 02:08 AM
Also make sure you pick out active and perky fiddlers.