Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Fiddler Crab

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Las Vegas

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Talking Fiddler Crab

    0 Not allowed!
    Just a story :)

    A month and a half ago I added a Red Claw Crab (Sheldon) and a Fiddler Crab (Edward) to my tank. Sheldon crawled up the heater so I built him a floating lego pad that is anchored to the heater's actually quite nifty and he spends a lot of time on it.

    Well, about a week after we got them, Edward disappeared. He was very skittish from the beginning and always hiding.

    I have a small treasure chest I brought over from my 10 gallon (we're in a 55 gallon now) and I noticed the blue rocks that I had stuffed into the back of it to hold it down better had fallen out. (the new tank is red/black) I didn't really think about it...

    Last night before it was "fishy night night" I saw Edward!! He quickly made his way to the back of the treasure chest. My daughter stuck her arm in and turned it around so that we could see the back of it, and yep...there he was hiding. He's been in there all this time! We also saw his big claw shell and he isn't missing one so I guess he molted.

    We are VERY EXCITED that Edward is still alive!!!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Drive North, First igloo on right

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks and your first gift!! - The Red Severum   Eggs woo hoo!!! - Gayle   My new buddy.  LOL - Lady Hobbs   because you're always there to help! - gourami*girl   A beer for my fellow canuck! - NickFish   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Northernguy   


    0 Not allowed!
    lol They do love to hide!
    Especially when they are molting.Their shell is soft making them easy prey.
    Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
    Have you filled out your profile yet ?????????????
    The Fabulous AC ebook Please read>

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    South Carolina

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    have a pressie :-) - mitcore   Something he doesn't have - Lady Hobbs   Merry Christmas - Lady Hobbs   Donuts are yummy! - AquaBison   Merry Christmas to you as well. - ILuvMyGoldBarb   


    0 Not allowed!
    Sheldon(J. Plankton?), along with Edward, are not in the right habitat, to my knowledge. Edward for sure, but they need land, so they can breath air. That's why Sheldon climbs up there. So, there's a chance that Edward, unless he goes up there, won't live much longer. I think I recall reading that fiddlers like slightly brackish water, too.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Las Vegas

    Latest gifts & ribbons:


    0 Not allowed!
    My tank is salted for them. I have a ton of floating hornwort that Sheldon (not spongebob but big bang theory) likes to spend time in...he may be hunting fry actually...

    I also notice that Edward does know how to climb up the heater as well.

    Is the lego pad and floating hornwort not sufficient for "land" ?

    Edward likes to stand still with his big claw up and out like he's "fishing" or something - it's quite hilarious.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts