New Vampire Crab Care Tips

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Guppy43, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Guppy43Valued MemberMember

    Hi all,

    I just got a new vampire crab from a friend out of no where, now housing it in a small betta/breeding box with water 2-3mm high taken from my main aquarium with some random junk I salvaged from my old builds.

    I've kept crustaceans before but this is the first time I'm keeping a crab and I know alot of crabs need salt/brackish water. Do these need brackish or can they live in fresh? And any other tips for keeping them?
  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    They spend most of their time on land and just need a little pool of water. They like plants and moss in the land area. I believe they are freshwater.
  3. Guppy43Valued MemberMember

  4. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    You could try it. I would take all of the water out then put it a reasonably deep layer of gravel in and bury a shallow dish of water in it.
  5. Guppy43Valued MemberMember

    I see... yea I can do that... I'll post a pic later once I finish a "renovation".
    Thanks :)

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