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  • Crab, Right Hand (Fiddler)

Crab, Right Hand (Fiddler)

Product Description

Product Description

The Fiddler Crab is a fascinating crustacean known widely as a wonderful "alternative" pet. Also called the Mini Crab, Uca sp. is extremely popular thanks to its energetic antics and relative ease of care. The Fiddler Crab is a hardy species that does well under proper living conditions. The Fiddler Crab originates from the brackish, inter-tidal mud flats, lagoons, and swamps of Florida. As such, the Fiddler Crab requires some salt in the water in order for it to thrive. In addition, contrary to popular belief, the Fiddler Crab is not a fully aquatic species. The Fiddler Crab is a semi-aquatic species that requires access to an area above the waterline. A "beach" or "shoreline" made with sandy substrate is ideal. The use of aragonite substrate will help maintain higher pH levels and provide a source of calcium and important trace minerals. The Fiddler Crab aquarium habitat should be aquascaped liberally with rocks, driftwood, and other decorations to offer hiding places and climbing areas. However, be sure to leave an open area for burrowing and digging. Good water quality is important for the health of the Fiddler Crab. An internal filter is a great way to provide both proper filtration and water movem(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

5+ gallons, depending on specie

Water Conditions

72-82F

Max Size

1-4 inches across, depending on species,depends on species