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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Micro crab

Can I keep micro crab in my shrimp breeding tank? Breeding cherries. Will it eat my babies? Tiny bio load so I want to get like 5 of them! Tank is evolve 4.

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Thai Micro Crabs are sort of like fan feeders.

They're safe for everything but the smallest of free floating shrimplets.

Most commonly kept shrimp aren't low form breeders though, so they don't have a free floating stage. So yes they are.

There are other micro crab species, like dwarf mud crabs, and those are less shrimp safe, but still compatible.
Yes you can them in your shrimp breeding tank.

And no they will not eat your babies.
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Re: Micro crab

Fantastic! Will they climb out like red claw crabs? Any reputable sellers?

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Micro crab

I got the notification my post was quoted somewhere and couldn't for the life of me find out where lol.

Yeah I love these little buggers glad my post could be of help.

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I have a couple Thai Micro Crabs... if they can catch 'em they'll eat shrimplets.

I've seen it happen.


Just so you know!

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Really? I guess I wont be putting them in my shrimp tanks.

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They're very skittish. Again, it isn't a common thing.

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