Thai Micro Crabs: good community choice?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Aquaphobia, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I found someone selling Thai Micro Crabs on my local classifieds. Are they like shrimp? Would they make good detritus cleaners or are they like crayfish and more likely to hunt my fish?
     




  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think they're more like shrimp, but I wouldn't call them a good community choice. They hide a lot and might be eaten by big fish.

    What fish did you want to keep them with?
     




  3. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I thought they might be fun in a community with tetras and angels. I think you're right though. I haven't tried RCS with angels but I could see them becoming angel snacks. I micro crabs aren't much bigger then they'd likely suffer the same fate.
     




  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They aren't bigger, so not a good choice.

    You could always set up a 2.5 for them!
     
  5. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I have a 1.8! Would that do?
     
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think that would be fine!
     
  7. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Hmm...

    So do they like to be in groups?
     
  8. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I don't know. From what I've seen online, they do well in groups.
     
  9. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I'll look online. It was just that after the nightmare I went through with the crayfish (that I was assured by the internet was community and plant-friendly) I decided I trust you guys more.
     
  10. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They're plant friendly! They're too tiny to do much damage.
     
  11. BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Ooh, please update on these little guys once you get some! I saw them online the other day and was definitely interested. Per Aquaticarts they are even compatible with the dwarf shrimp.
     
  12. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I have an Asian stone catfish (getting more when they're in stock) with some cherry shrimp and I'm tempted to put some micro crabs in there with them.
     
  13. mattdang34New MemberMember

    I ordered 5 micro crabs to go in a planted shrimp and Cory cat tank. I'm excited to get them.
     
  14. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I'll look forward to hearing how they work out!:)
     
  15. mattdang34New MemberMember

    Those mugs still have not shipped, they are trying to tell me it's to hot to mail them.
     
  16. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    That is an actual thing that happens with shipping live animals in the summer. I don't know where you live, but even in France (mild climate), many sellers stop shipping entirely in the summer.
     
  17. mattdang34New MemberMember

    I get that, but if they had that policy those fools should have said as much.....before they took my money. Looks like the temp will be low enough tomorrow to ship though.
     
  18. mattdang34New MemberMember

    The waiting will just make it cooler when I finally get um though
     
  19. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think they're being very responsible about it, not fools at all.
     
  20. mattdang34New MemberMember

    Idk, I ordered multiple orders this wek, they all came in except that one, from places hotter, when it was in the 100s where I am at.

    I'm not mad about then concern for the animals, I'm mad it took three emails for them to just say it was a hold because of weather. I can deal with the animals health, just not the awful customer service
     
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