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post #11 of 20 Old 04-05-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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if i would want a bottom dweller i would want a whole flock of them. im getting 3 amano shrimp. and they're probly cheaper anyway

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post #12 of 20 Old 04-06-2008, 07:24 AM
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Somewhere I read that you optimally want a 10 gallon. Whatever.

Mine did fine by himself but for some reason he kept eating his female friend that we'd give him, we don't know if they died by themselves or what but one managed to carry an egg pouch (babies didn't survive of course, that takes entirely too much effort with little chance of good outcome) so it wasn't like we put her in the tank and boom she was gone. That's why I wonder if the tank was maybe too small for them.

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Mine did fine by himself but for some reason he kept eating his female friend that we'd give him, we don't know if they died by themselves or what but one managed to carry an egg pouch (babies didn't survive of course, that takes entirely too much effort with little chance of good outcome) so it wasn't like we put her in the tank and boom she was gone. That's why I wonder if the tank was maybe too small for them.
well i dunno. i would want these shrimp cuz all i have for a filter is and undergravle grid with and airstone in an opening and going up a plastic tube connected to an air pump. i always have a bunch of leftover food in the gravle that i keep having to clean. and plus they just look cool 8)

i alread have a thread aking about some shrimp. http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15832

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post #14 of 20 Old 04-12-2008, 12:52 AM
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so crabs dont go in 5galls then? if so especially mine bcuz mine is one of those tall ones that are higher than they are long.

No putting a crab in such a small tank with a fish would just end up stressing them both.

I have had Fiddler Crabs for years in my tanks and have yet had one of them hurt a fish. I keep hearing people talking about how mean Fiddlers are but in reality odds are most of these people took little time to learn the needs of both their fish and there crabs. When given the right environment (large enough tank and access to fresh air) they will thrive and live for years and not give 2 s**ts about the fish they live with. In fact I have 10 Fiddlers in my 55g tall tank and one of my crabs in now way over 2 years old not counting the time before I bought him. And yes one of the fish in my tank is a Betta. Here are a few pictures of their home.The 1st picture is a little older but you can see my oldest crab. The rest are more current and yes that is real live moss.

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post #15 of 20 Old 04-12-2008, 02:22 AM
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Simply Gorgeous!
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post #16 of 20 Old 04-12-2008, 02:32 AM
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Wow that is a nice setup. And what do u mean that is real live moss? Like it grew on its on,or u bought it and it attached? Do u have a full tank pic, I would like to see it?? :D
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post #17 of 20 Old 04-12-2008, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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yes that is beutiful.
i didnt know that they needed such small land space above water

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post #18 of 20 Old 04-12-2008, 12:20 PM
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Wow that is a nice setup. And what do u mean that is real live moss? Like it grew on its on,or u bought it and it attached? Do u have a full tank pic, I would like to see it?? :D
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Its a 55 g Tall. Its filled with water to the point where the crabs can just barley not reach the top. I try to keep the water level at around 21".
The moss is sold at PetSmart in the reptile section under the name T-Rex Frog Moss, its it is a dormant plant that comes to life when watered.
All you do is dip it in water for one min then place it where ever you want. I have had it for a little while is going great and the crabs love it.
All the full tank pictures I have are older I will take some later tonight and post them. Until then here is a picture of the tank when it was 1st set it up before I turned it into a planted tank.
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 02:06 PM
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I have 4 Crabs in my 10 gal tank with about 10 Fish. I put something in that they can climb above water level so I am hoping they live.
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post #20 of 20 Old 06-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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keeping crabs in a 80% water with a floiting log or something

would it be possible to keep a crab alive in a tank with 80% water and a floating log or objected.
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