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  1. Default 20 gal fiddler setup


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a 20 gallon tank that I am setting up for fiddler crabs. I sloped crushed coral up one side, added lots of aquarium sand on top, and secured the slope with a bunch of large rocks underneath and some driftwood.

    Right now I have 16ppt (I think it needs to be higher??) water a few inches deep in the deep end, coming about 2/3 up the side of the "sand slope", a sponge filter, and a submersible heater. It's currently at 80 degrees, with a pH at approx 7.8 (although it's not so clear since I used a freshwater test kit, and the blue color doesn't match the chart perfectly).

    Are these values all good, or should I tweak anything? I'd like to get the crabs in the next week or so.

    How many (and what sex) crabs can this tank accommodate?

    Thanks!

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Just to update - I just found a local fish store that has them, and they claim that they're being kept in full-strength saltwater (sg 1.025). Isn't that super high?

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Not for a marine environment

    The average salinity in the coral reefs is 1.026
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I just mean that I thought fiddlers were best kept in a brackish environment.

  5. #5

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    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry, I miss-understood

    I do believe you are correct. From what I have read, fiddlers do best with a salinity of 1.005 to 1.010 which is typical for brackish.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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