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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2020, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Charoozz520 View Post
Do you know the sex of the crabs? Male geosesarma are territorial and I would not recommend more than two males in a ten gallon and that is if you have a lot of hiding place. Also make sure they are all the same species they will fight if they are not the same species.

They also need more land than water. Here's a big paludarium I had set up for my group to give you an idea:


Last note geosesarma from pet stores are 99% wild caught, and the trip from the exporter to pet store usually takes a big toll on them.
I believe there were three males and three females. As far as I know, they were the same species. They were just labeled as vampire crabs at the store, so there were no more details than that. If I do decide to try again (still undecided - I don't want to risk hurting more) I will get a bigger tank and provide more land and hiding places.

So it's possible that they died from the stress of travel and re-adjusting?
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