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dougolasjr 01-07-2013 10:33 PM

Mud Crabs Have Arrived ,Rropanopeus harrisii, Now with Eggs
 
So I got the order for what were called Mud crabs in today. I actually got sent 1 extra so I have 5 instead of 4 which is a nice surprise. Taking pictures later tonight.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=14282

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=14280

Rob in Puyallup 01-07-2013 11:01 PM

Looking forward to pics!

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ADJAquariums 01-07-2013 11:05 PM

I can't wait to see them!

rainbuilder 01-07-2013 11:10 PM

My friend catches those in a lake near here. They're the small brackish/freshwater ones that start with an r, right?

dougolasjr 01-07-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by rainbuilder (Post 2176654)
My friend catches those in a lake near here. They're the small brackish/freshwater ones that start with an r, right?


I believe that's what they are. Rhithropanopeus harrisii

Geniusdudekiran 01-08-2013 12:03 AM

Are they fine in freshwater? I'm excited!

hydrophyte 01-08-2013 12:11 AM

Those are so interesting. I would be interested to know more about them.

rainbuilder 01-08-2013 12:18 AM

That's them! She has actually kept some in her tank and had some that were kind of blue in color. Good luck with them!

dougolasjr 01-08-2013 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 2176816)
Are they fine in freshwater? I'm excited!

They are in freshwater.

GreenBliss 01-08-2013 12:56 AM

Awesome. I can't wait to see how they do in your tank. They look adorable. :icon_smil

dougolasjr 01-08-2013 02:16 AM

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=14284

MABJ 01-08-2013 05:56 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Thanks so much for sending me this link :)

These are so neat. I'll be looking forward to updates )

How big are they, what tank are you keeping them in and have they been aggressive yet?

Rob in Puyallup 01-08-2013 06:03 AM

Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. Are they those teeny tiny crabs?

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MABJ 01-08-2013 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob in Puyallup (Post 2178929)
Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. Are they those teeny tiny crabs?

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You might be thinking of the Thai Micro Crabs. They're fully fresh water.

These are a different species we had a discussion on about a month ago. They're for sale on eBay. They are apparently a brackish water crab with adaptive freshwater capabilities.

Rob in Puyallup 01-08-2013 06:15 AM

Must be extra hardy, seems they're taking over the whole world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhithropanopeus_harrisii


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