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post #166 of 195 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yea they do seem to hide alot. I believe all the ones that died were from the newer batch.

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Sorry to hear about the crab losses. I plan starting a tank in spring but brackish with Opae.
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Yea I have a 5G I am going to do brackish.

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More Crab pics on a rainy day.





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Well no deaths lately. I think all the deaths were the third batch. In one pic you can see one crab munching on Jake aks somewhatshocked's veggie sticks with calcium. So They like that and small snails.








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Glad to here the deaths have stopped. I like the third image with the snail. Again my offer to provide some Opae stands if you are planning a mixed tank.
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The nerite snail I just through in there. If you look to the left there is snail shell that's missing parts. There are quite a few shails like that. I doubt I do a mix tank. I am going to do a opae tank.

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Not sure what is going on in the pictures below....

Two crabs.

To me it looks like... baby making... One just scurried of while posting this..






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And now one is eating a snail.... breaking the shell and all.








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This might have been answered already, but do they go after shrimplets or fish fry? I've been having a lot of issues with micro ramshorns snail, and if these guys will eat those, I may be taking a closer look at them
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My hunch would be they'd eat baby shrimp, or even adult shrimp if they manage to catch one.
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I would think they would eat most anything they can catch. I would assume you could keep them with shrimp that breed readily. If you give them plant matter and snails to eat, both of which are much slower than shrimp.

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Re: Mud Crabs Have Arrived ,Rropanopeus harrisii, Now with Eggs

Look who came out of hiding this afternoon. Still another one in the tank somewhere...
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Cool pics. I guess they hide more than the mud crabs do. I can almost always see one or two of them out hanging around.

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