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if you are willingto share it, I would totally appreciate it! I am working at half tilt since my remote flash died!

To address the other question, I took a pic of them in some fern roots to illustrate how they like the base of plants (this was tilting up a rhizome of narrow leaf java fern):
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Sent an email to the address from your website. Feel free to do whatever you want with the picture.
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No one has been answering the question I have, which is feeding them! I only got one to start -- I'm slowly ramping up a new small (5 gallon) tank still, and ddin't want to put a bunch in if it wasn't going to work.

The store I got it suggested frozen daphnia, but one cube is a lot of food, and the other fish ignored the cube so far, so I am concerned about polluting the tank. I wondered if I just slightly overfed the fish if the crab would hunt down the excess. "He" seems super active at searching the tank, already.
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No one has been answering the question I have, which is feeding them! I only got one to start -- I'm slowly ramping up a new small (5 gallon) tank still, and ddin't want to put a bunch in if it wasn't going to work.

The store I got it suggested frozen daphnia, but one cube is a lot of food, and the other fish ignored the cube so far, so I am concerned about polluting the tank. I wondered if I just slightly overfed the fish if the crab would hunt down the excess. "He" seems super active at searching the tank, already.
Typically they will come out at night and clean up the tank, eating whatever unmentionable gunk they happens upon. They'll eat sinking pellets, bloodworms, flake food, just about anything. If you feed a few sinking crab pellets shortly before lights out then yours should get plenty of food. You don't need to feed daily.
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I have them for almost a year and I'd ever only seen one of crabs grabbing on to a piece of food (Fluval shrimp granules) once. I had never purposely fed the crabs either. I think in an established tank they'll just eat whatever micro organisms there are in the tank.
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Thanks. The crab has found a really good hiding spot inside my Malaysian driftwood. That's nice for him, but I want to keep an eye on his health and makes it hard, heh.
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For fun, I filmed my little buddy this morning.

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Killer pictures and videos I really want some of these but I can't seemed to find any. Any suggestions? or just PM if you have some for sale?
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Those dudes are awesome. I think I might pick some up!
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I have them for sale. Please also keep in mind,t hese things look big in pictures, but in reality are very very tiny- think shelled pea sized (not counting legs)
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Here is a video of mine! Bought from msjinkzd
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Are they fully aquatic? I know fiddlers and red claws aren't...

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Are they fully aquatic? I know fiddlers and red claws aren't...
Yes, they are truly aquatic, not amphibious.

I have two that stay near, or on, the large sponge filter and a third that has taken up residence under a big Marimo. I think they scavenge as well as the shrimp in the tank.

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yep true quatic. no need for a haul out.
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