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    Default Orange Vampire Crab and Mini false spider crab

    Just Start to keep "Crab" in this year!!!

    Vampire Crab Orange.





    Mini spidercrab.




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    Where did you get the mini spider crabs? Are they available in HK? Seems they are quite fragile.

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    Those are also called Thai Micro crabs and can be gotten in the US from a few sources, but run a pretty penny around $10 to $20 a crab depending on supply.

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    Oh very nice. Are those eggs in the fourth photo?

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    The Thai mini crabs are tough little things. They also have a nice grip and hard to pull of plants and stuff. The crabs are hard like rocks!

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    one of my friends tried to get some from Thailand through a transhipper. They arrived okay, but a few days in, he got crab soup; nothing but legs and bodies everywhere. So I'm not sure how hardy these guys are. Seems rather fragile to me.

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    I keep mine in a PH of 7.2 and water temp 25c, and they seem to be doing nice, but I haven't seen any eggs, plus these little guys like to dig under the substrate and hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabeszone247 View Post
    I keep mine in a PH of 7.2 and water temp 25c, and they seem to be doing nice, but I haven't seen any eggs, plus these little guys like to dig under the substrate and hide.

    Gabe San, You are talking to which one? Geo.K or Mirco crab?

    For the Orange Vampire Crab. I will recommend to keep in a semi-aquatic tank. Try to mimic their nature life enviroment. They don't like to stay in the water all the time. they like to sitting near to the water surface. and will stay there for whole day once they find their own good spot. They can keep numbers in one tank...It is more fun to watching them communicate to each other. they are more less aggressive than crayfish. That is what my exp. from these months. I also got another unknown species of this kind Geo.sp
    It is also orange in color. but their eggs are a bit smaller than the orange Vampire Crab. They just got eggs. not daring to catch them to have photo. don;t know what will happen.

    For this Vampire Crab. when it got berry last few weeks. I try to flip it over and shoot some photos.. SHe kick off loads of eggs. Lucky that she still carry severl eggs in her belly.. Not dare to disturb her any more...
    I guess this species will like the crayfish will hatch in a mini form of crab instead of a larva form like the crab from the sea.

    Here is one of the egg that she kicked out!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gabeszone247 View Post
    The Thai mini crabs are tough little things. They also have a nice grip and hard to pull of plants and stuff. The crabs are hard like rocks!

    Yes, like you said.. Also like their name.. spider crab.. they act like a spider. they will hide in a piece of leaf which they will roll the leaf (Maybe they choose the leaf which shape is a bit curve )and hide themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retardo View Post
    Where did you get the mini spider crabs? Are they available in HK? Seems they are quite fragile.

    Yes, Now they are the hongkong citizen..LOL

    Yes,, they "look" quite fragile.. but in truth not really!!!!

    Not I got one female carrying eggs....it seems a larva form of eggs....don't know whether they need to hatch in b.water or sea water....

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