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i think i found out what i want to do with my spare aquarium, crab habitat.
so my lfs has red crabs in stock and i was wondering if you guys had suggetions or ideas.
do they need dry land to get on?
how easily can they escape?
how high should my water level be?
do i need a heater?
what substrate is best?
do these crabs need brackish water?
is wood a necessity?
what do these things eat?
soory it was a lot of questions thanks for reading.
 

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i think i found out what i want to do with my spare aquarium, crab habitat.
so my lfs has red crabs in stock and i was wondering if you guys had suggetions or ideas.
do they need dry land to get on?
how easily can they escape?
how high should my water level be?
do i need a heater?
what substrate is best?
do these crabs need brackish water?
is wood a necessity?
what do these things eat?
soory it was a lot of questions thanks for reading.
I have a similar idea too!
They are most likely red claw crabs.
They do need dry land to get on.
They are very good at escaping so please do have a tight lid.
The water level shouldn't be to high-its better to have a half land half water tank.
They should have a heater- It would make them happy
Any substrate would be fine.
They do need brackish water.
Wood is not necessary but it is a great idea
They eat pretty much anything. mine ate fish food and crickets
 

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alright that is cool i think i will start that now but i read that they dont need brackish water i have already added some objects from the ocean (shells rocks wood) etc. this will slowly leech salt into the tank. i already have the set up an am hoping it will work
 

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Yah, fiddler or red-claw crabs need some salt, not a ton, but they do need it. It's true, they live for a while without salt, but then die all of a sudden. With salt, they will survive much longer.

If you make a palaudrium, you can cordon off the water/sand area with a glass shelf, and put aquasoil in another section with some freshwater plants.

Careful though, crabs love to mow down plants.
 
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