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aquasteph
06-16-2009, 11:12 PM
so yesterday was my birthday and my mom bought me two fiddler crabs :)

They both are different sizes but both have the big claw. I was reading on a previous thread that the females have small claws. One is about the size of a quarter with a VERY large claw, and the other is about the size of my thumb with a big claw (for it's size).

My question is kind of confusing to word so read carefully

Are females just smaller but still have a large claw for their size, or do they just have two little same size pinchers? I know it isn't likely for them to mate in captivity anyways, but I'd like to know anyways..

They are living with my two red claw crabs and I am kind of worried. I'm definitely keeping my eye on them so they don't kill each other.

Northernguy
06-16-2009, 11:16 PM
The males have the bigger claw.He uses it to fight and to woo the females!
You may want to bring one back if possible and get a female!
Here is a link.
http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Bug,%20Fiddler%20Crabs.htm

Gayle
06-16-2009, 11:16 PM
The females have two small claws.

http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/rarespecies/a/crabsmalefemale.htm

aquasteph
06-17-2009, 07:48 PM
thanks both of you
yeah i think i will probably exchange one for a female