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Old 01-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. Are they those teeny tiny crabs?

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

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