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Old 03-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #181
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Just found this thread! I have harris mud crabs in my 20H community tank. Started with 5, but lost 3 within the first two days. The other 2 have been fine for around a year now. They hide a lot and don't bother the fish, but they are ruthless towards the ramshorn snails in my tank... they just pull them apart then eat whatever isn't crunchy. The will climb up onto the heater, but have never tried to escape or seemed like they wanted to get out of the water.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #182
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Any updates?
NO new updates. They live they eat and destroy ramshorns snails. I actually have pictures of them eating one. Its pretty something. I haven't got around to posting them.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #183
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #184
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #185
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Yea. You should see the number of empty shells on the ground. They have not gone after the one Malawa shrimp that is in there.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #186
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I didn't figure they'd go after shrimp at all. I would love to try a few of these guys.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #187
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Definitely sub'ing to this. I would love to get some of these for my 10g. If it wasn't for my FW riparium plants I would be all over turning mine into a lightly brackish tank!
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They are in freshwater.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #189
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They are in freshwater.
I've read through your entire thread but I feel like it would be more fun to do a slightly brackish tank. If it wasn't for my riparium plants that I got I would be all for trashing my aquatic plants that aren't as tolerant and just getting some hardier brackish plants.
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How about MTS, will they eat the small ones? If so, I'm buying some of these guys.
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I haven't seen them go after MTS. I will double check when I get home. They mostly eat the Rams since they are easy to get to.
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Have you reared any in fresh water? I read the entire thread but only saw the pictures of them mating.
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Any news on these amazing crabs?
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Unfortunately they all perished and I had to tear down the tank for a baby room.
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quite the sad news.
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