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post #16 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 12:40 AM
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looks to much like spiders for my liking ill stick with my red bugs

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post #17 of 71 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 03:57 PM
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How long do these guys live, 1, 2, 5 yrs?

I found this supplier online that offers them but doesn't have much info:
http://www.alphaprobreeders.com/micr...os-naiyanetri/
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post #18 of 71 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 05:08 PM
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You should ask Rachael of Invertebrates by Mzjinked she sells them and know a lot about what she sells.
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I am not sure what their actual longevity is. I have some that I have had for about two years now. I would assume that is naering the end of their lifespan.
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Yea... reminds me of spiders.
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I didn't realize this thread was a few years old, lol
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post #22 of 71 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 01:31 AM
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Yea... reminds me of spiders.

Same with me, looks too much like a spider... or else I'd definitely get one.
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According to theaquariumwiki.com, their life span is supposed to be 1-3 years.

Frank's, which is out of stock, has a pic of one sitting with its legs folded in. Different shot than I've seen than others on the web which seem to be all about the legs.
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I just went and saw these at a fish shop here in Hong Kong, they definitely look like spiders... I am not afraid of spiders, but I don't want that critter crawling in my tank. Cherry shrimp and amanos are much more attractive.

Now if the microcrabs were of a more attractive color, I would consider, but with the dull gray color, they look like spiders crawling in the tank. :p
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Frank's, which is out of stock, has a pic of one sitting with its legs folded in. Different shot than I've seen than others on the web which seem to be all about the legs.
They ball up when they feel threatened and decide that they can't run away. They get really tiny and just play dead.
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Spider? What spider?

Awesome critter. Too bad they love to hide.

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that is a great pic!
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do they need a cave or something like that to hide in? or do they just hide out in the plants. will something like a black skirt tet eat them?
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that is a great pic!
Want to use it? I have a higher-res version.

I don't know if they NEED hiding places, but mine hides all the time lol. Some hide in the holes in my lava rock and one has taken residence in a shell permanently. I have couple of Cardinal Tetras in the tank with no problem. The crabs do tend to hold their ground by stick their legs up when a shrimp get near them.
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