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post #61 of 71 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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On a different note, I thought my Thai Micro was dead, but I caught a glimpse of him this morning. I hadn't seen him in about 3 weeks. He had been hanging out in the cracks of the driftwood in my tank, but he was always a bit visible at first. Then the Black Skirt Tetra took to harassing him; eventually I stopped seeing him, and the Tetra stopped poking at the wood. I recently removed the Tetra. This morning I saw his legs poking out. I wonder if he will come out with the other critters in the tank. The Oto may seem scary to him? Anyhow, I was shocked he has been able to hide that well for so long. I am going to get a few more and see if that changes it up.
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post #62 of 71 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 01:06 AM
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No breeder has, no. The highest was probably like 13 days as I've read. I want some too lol.

I'm not sure if in my Fluval Spec, I could fit a few with my 12 RCS.
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Has anyone had success yet getting the larva of these guys to survive more than a few days?
Msjinkzd has had a few tiny crabs show up in her tanks (which contain hundreds of these guys, pouring out larvae.) It's possible that her imports contained very very small crabs that she didn't notice, but it's also possible that one of the thousands of larvae she's had managed to survive and develop. If she continues getting them, then I guess we know that she's got conditions for them to develop. However tiny the fraction of survivors exist in her tank, she's got everyone else beat.
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post #64 of 71 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 12:40 PM
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And I have NO documentation! I am going to try and do better about that now that I got my macro lens. Seems like everything is breeding in my fish room lately, so cross your fingers for me!
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I thought mine had all died then I spotted two of them behind my 75gals background. No idea how they got back there since everything is siliconed.

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So, they are filter feeders. I have been trying to feed less to control my Hydra population and improve water quality. However, that's probably not helping the Thai Micro Crab. Anyone have a suggestion?
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Just found these guys being offered on a site that sells plants. I have a 20 gallon tank with a thriving population of cherry shrimp and plenty of plants and hiding places. But I do have two sparkling gouramis...any thoughts on if this would be an issue? The other fish are cory cats and hengel's rasboras, which I'm pretty sure would leave the crabs alone.
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I put mine in about a month ago, and never saw then again. I saw a molt about 2 weeks in, but not another 1.

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I put mine in about a month ago, and never saw then again. I saw a molt about 2 weeks in, but not another 1.
Mine has started to be more active, though just in the morning at first light. Maybe nocturnal? Definitely a skillful hider.
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Has anyone had problems with these guys getting curious about the dry world and ending up as carpet-mummies? I want some, but don't have a cover on my tank so that would be a concern.
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never, not after keeping thousands and thousands of them
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