fully aquatic crabs for community tank?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by cheesepuff, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. cheesepuff

    cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

    Are there any crabs I can get that are fully aquatic that I can use in a 30 gallon community tank? I would love to add some color.
  2. EricV

    EricVFishlore VIPMember

    Well there are Thai micro crabs however...

    They are small obviously
    They aren't colorful at all
    They spend the majority of their time hiding
  3. OP

    cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

  4. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

    Would crabs pose a threat to the fish, or the fish to crabs?
  5. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    The crabs would pose a threat to the fish, but also depends on the size of both. It's just not a good idea to mix both.

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  6. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I think shrimp would be a better choice. Here are some to look at.
  7. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, I'd go with shrimp.... most crabs are brackish or saltwater and the one that is fully freshwater wouldn't make a good fit in a community tank, and would likely be eaten by fish.
  8. sarahyannetta

    sarahyannettaNew MemberMember

    Agreed on the shrimp idea. I have ghosts, red cherries, and something my fish store calls orange cherries. I'm waiting on the orange ones to grow and breed so I can see if they're naturally orange or not