Red Claw Crab Care

bettabrooke
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This summer, I am interested in purchasing a red claw crab from my local Pet Smart, but when I look online there isn't much information about how to care for these cuties. So far I know they need brackish water, a large enclosure, and what their diet roughly consists of, but I was wondering if anyone could give me a detailed red claw crab care guide?

Also, I've heard red claw crabs should have a UVB light, preferably with a heat lamp. Is this true, or do I need an LED light?
 
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bettabrooke said:
This summer, I am interested in purchasing a red claw crab from my local Pet Smart, but when I look online there isn't much information about how to care for these cuties. So far I know they need brackish water, a large enclosure, and what their diet roughly consists of, but I was wondering if anyone could give me a detailed red claw crab care guide?

Also, I've heard red claw crabs should have a UVB light, preferably with a heat lamp. Is this true, or do I need an LED light?
Haven't heard that they needed a heat lamp because they are aquatic.
I think they do come on land a little bit.
 

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