Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Those crabs will sadly die slowly ;(
If you like crabs, after you set up a bigger Goldie tank you could set the 10gal up for crabs.
Red claw crabs and fiddler crabs are pretty common. Both need brackish water (half fresh half ocean water). Filling a tank halfway and adding land with rocks or driftwood can look nice. The thing about them is that pet stores usually keep them in fresh water, which slowly kills them, so you may want to wait until they have a new shipment.
Hermit crabs are more popular, and little known is the fact that they need BOTH salt and fresh water, in separate shallow bowls, or they can drown. They are mostly land dwellers.
Crabs are not being bred in captivity, if wild caught bugs you then crabs are not for you.
I love crabbies, if you can't tell and I'd love a set up someday :3
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.