Red Apple Crab (Metasesarma Aubryi) Care

Red Apple Crab (metasesarma Aubryi) Care

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Red Apple Crab (Metasesarma Aubryi) Care - A brief care information about Metasesarma Aubryi

Red Apple Crab (Metasesarma Aubryi)

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Introduction

A rather uncommon and unknown crab in the hobby, the Red Apple Crab is a beautiful and small species of land crab hailing from the lands of Sulawesi, Indonesia. As adults they are primarily and only freshwater, and will not need any salt in their intake or water. However, as babies, they hatch as nymphs, and need to be reared very much like Amano Shrimp nymphs. Another interesting...

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Shrimpie

that's a neat looking crab. I have to get one
 

Zivcharles

How is the apple crab different from the red claw crab?
 

TheDarkAbyss

How is the apple crab different from the red claw crab?
Welcome to Fishlore!
Perisesarma Bidens (Red Claw Crabs) are mangrove crabs; they need brackish water to survive whereas Metasesarma AubryI (Red Apple Crabs) are like Amano shrimp: They start out as larvae that need seawater to survive than get the heck out of there quickly as their adult bodies need only freshwater.

Also Red Claws have an almost entirely brown patterned carapace while Red Apples are matte black-brown with red or orange accents. In person, Red Apples have yellow eyes.
 

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