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Old 01-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default 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.



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Looking forward to pics!

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I can't wait to see them!
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My friend catches those in a lake near here. They're the small brackish/freshwater ones that start with an r, right?
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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
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Are they fine in freshwater? I'm excited!
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They are in freshwater.
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Awesome. I can't wait to see how they do in your tank. They look adorable.
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Those are so interesting. I would be interested to know more about them.
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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!
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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?
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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?
I would say they are about 1 cm they have not been aggressive. They are in a tank with just snails so. The tank is a 10 gallon with lots of peacock moss. It was originally intended for Thai Micro Crabs but...
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Hey, great! Thanks for this thread!

Ever since finding out this species is rapidly inhabiting The Baltic Ocean, I've been wanting to find and keep some.

Following along to see how they work for you.

A question: many crabs need/like emersing from water at times. Are you seeing any signs of this, or is it a true aquatic species, like most of the full marine crab species seem to be?
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Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. Are they those teeny tiny crabs?

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