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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 07:57 PM
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I saw these eating a dead cichlid in a LFS near me and almost bought some!
Can they get along well in a shrimp tank?

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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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These are probably not the crabs you saw eating a cichlid... Many LFS carry Red Claw Crabs, which look similar but are brackish crabs, and a little bit larger and more aggressive. These are forest floor crabs from the foothills in Java. So, while they're ok with shrimp in the water, they need a lot more land area for climbing and burrowing. They spend more time on land than in water. Their claws can not open wide enough to pinch my skin.

Thanks msjinkzd for posting those links! The Red Devils I have are related to both the Vampire and Mandarin crabs in the links, but are still undescribed. It's been said that they are less aggressive than the Vampires, and they eat more meat than the Mandarins. Care requirements are similar for most Geosesarma crabs.

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Thanks for the links How big do they get?
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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full adult males have shells around the size of a nickel. Females are a bit smaller, with much smaller claws.

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Awesome How much do they go for? Im interested.
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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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I only have juvies available, pm for details

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 04:47 AM
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Awesome! You always have the nicest and koolest stuff!

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Kevin! How's things? Need any tanks?

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 01:52 AM
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Haha, I wish I had the room for more tanks. Especially for something like your crabs!

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Well, let me know, saturday I helped an old man unload 15 tanks of various sizes into my friend's basement in queens... so cheap tanks and stands if you need em!

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