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kobal
4th Dec 2011, 04:50 PM
Hello,

I have Geosesarma sp Vampire for almost a year now (3 couples), and finally I found babies! I have seen 11 at the same time but I think there must be more.

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5513.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5523.jpg

maxgl68
4th Dec 2011, 05:07 PM
Congratulations on the birth! Very beautiful!
You have a tank just for them and what values ​​they hold?
What do you feed him?

kobal
4th Dec 2011, 05:23 PM
Thanks!:)

Yes I have a tank only for them: 60 x 30 x 45 cm, 1/3 water 2/3 ground. Only the water is heated (27C), it heats the air in the tank. The water parameters don't matter because my crabs rarely go into the water, only for moulting. The hygrometry is about 75/80%.

They eat JBL Nanocrabs and Aqua-Tropica AT Geosesarma-Vital.

kobal
4th Dec 2011, 05:31 PM
For your viewing pleasure: One of them that acts like a bat, it hangs upside down...

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5324.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5325.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5326.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5327.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5328.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_5329.jpg

maxgl68
4th Dec 2011, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the reply. For me the world of crabs and 'still unknown, but' I saw that there are varieties' very beautiful! Again congratulations!

kobal
25th Dec 2011, 07:45 AM
New pictures of the babies:

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_6916.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_6917.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_6918.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_6919.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_6920.jpg

cleo shrimp keeper
25th Dec 2011, 11:35 AM
congrats ! the baby is very cute !
ummm..... if i'm not mistaken, this crabs comes from sulawesi indonesia, right?

(sorry for my bad english, i can't speak english fluently)

kobal
25th Dec 2011, 06:28 PM
Thanks!:)

The Geosesarma sp "Vampire" comes from South-East Asia but not Sulawesi as often stated.

Northshrimp3
3rd Jan 2012, 10:56 PM
Very beautifull crab, congrats! Geosesarma sp. "vampire" do this need saltwater? I have understand that these lives mostly on ground, but need water, is this right?

kobal
3rd Jan 2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks!:)

Geosesarma sp "Vampire" don't breed in saltwater. There is no larval stage, they are born similar to adult.

Mine rarely go into the water, only to moult. But they need a high hygrometry (75/80%).

gnod
13th Jan 2012, 04:51 AM
very nice and congrats!
i have some geo sp red devils right now.. 2.5 couples (1 male passed recently)
had them for about 6 months but no babies... yet!

Murad
13th Jan 2012, 05:04 AM
Those are nice quality pics and nice looking Geosesarma sp.. Congratz on the babies. Thanks for Sharing.

kobal
13th Jan 2012, 05:10 AM
Thanks gnod and Murad :)

Gnod, are you sure there aren't hidden babies?

What is the temperature in your tank? Did you try to increase it a little? That's what I did when I was desperately waiting for my crabs to breed and it worked.

gnod
13th Jan 2012, 05:15 AM
actually i can't be too sure if they are none. i've only had them for 6 months or so and i thought i saw pregnant female or two - their carapace was protuding ever so slightly.
my tank temps range from 75-80.. usually around 78
humidity is aroaudn 75-80 also.


Thanks gnod and Murad :)

Gnod, are you sure there aren't hidden babies?

What is the temperature in your tank? Did you try to increase it a little? That's what I did when I was desperately waiting for my crabs to breed and it worked.

kobal
13th Jan 2012, 05:29 AM
actually i can't be too sure if they are none. i've only had them for 6 months or so and i thought i saw pregnant female or two - their carapace was protuding ever so slightly.
my tank temps range from 75-80.. usually around 78
humidity is aroaudn 75-80 also.

I didn't have the chance to see females with eggs, I missed that a second time: since two weeks I have seen new babies in the tank (5 mm).

kobal
13th Jan 2012, 05:34 AM
Temperature in my tank is slightly hotter , it varies between 26 and 28C (78,8 / 82,4F).

koko77
10th May 2012, 12:17 PM
Any updates ??

kobal
10th May 2012, 12:29 PM
Hi

My first babies are almost adults now, they are nicely colored. It takes them a long time to be violet with red/orange eyes.

Now the vampires breed regularly, I have more than 30 crabs of all sizes in the tank.

The first babies:
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9114.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9010.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9011.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9012.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9013.jpg

Younger ones:
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9014.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9111.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9112.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9113.jpg


New babies:
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9015.jpg
http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/15/16/31/15/img_9115.jpg

koko77
10th May 2012, 02:45 PM
Third foto is great it is just like a real vampire :joking:

kobal
10th May 2012, 11:47 PM
Thank you Koko77!:D

It just lacks a little cape!lol

lingistis
11th May 2012, 02:27 AM
Natacha can you please show us a full photo of this very interesting tank :)

What kind of plants ect have you used?

kobal
11th May 2012, 02:35 AM
Natacha can you please show us a full photo of this very interesting tank :)

What kind of plants ect have you used?

Hi Yiannis

I had posted a photo (very ugly!lol) in Silane's thread:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/9159-My-Vampire-crab-Setup

The plants:

Acorus sp, Cardamine lyrata and X moss.

koko77
11th May 2012, 04:33 AM
i know it is not a masterpiece but now little vampire has his own cape :joking:

5893

kobal
11th May 2012, 08:38 AM
lol its gaze is really disturbing!

guppies
11th May 2012, 10:15 AM
omg these little crabs are so cute.

kobal
11th May 2012, 11:40 AM
Thank you guppies!:)

I don't know if it's the eyes, the color or the shape of the body, but they seem sympathetic compared to other crab species.

Warlock
19th Jun 2012, 11:37 PM
KObal.. nice set up.. and great pics!!

kobal
20th Jun 2012, 12:04 AM
KObal.. nice set up.. and great pics!!

Thanks Warlock!:)

The essential thing is they feel good, aesthetics is secondary.

Warlock
20th Jun 2012, 12:09 AM
Were your original group captive breed or wild caught?

i just wish there was more information out there on these guys.. :(

kobal
20th Jun 2012, 12:18 AM
My first group (3 couples) was wild caught.

Warlock
20th Jun 2012, 12:20 AM
My first group (3 couples) was wild caught.

any acclimation problems? die offs?

kobal
20th Jun 2012, 12:30 AM
None. They remained hidden for six months... I knew they were still alive as the food disappeared every day...

Warlock
20th Jun 2012, 12:44 AM
it seems wild caught is my only option.. i will have to just go that way..

wish me luck!! LOL

i will post my updates

kobal
20th Jun 2012, 01:01 AM
In France it's the same thing: you can only find wild caught specimens, very few people breed these little crabs with success.

Fingers crossed for your future vampire!

fishconnection
28th Jun 2012, 03:44 PM
hello kobal....what size did they start breeding? Thanks

kobal
29th Jun 2012, 12:09 AM
hello kobal....what size did they start breeding? Thanks

I can't tell you, they were adults when I got them. And now the first babies reach this size.

"tastes like shrimp"
7th Mar 2015, 07:43 AM
Purple crabs.... AWESOME !!