cheap saltwater crabs?

fishkid6692

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i need to buy cheap saltwater crabs not fidlers. anyone know a website where i can order them? or where i can get medium sized shrimp or hermits?
 

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we had some that lived in schlemms tank about two or three weeks before and after his death. they are amazingly hardy lil buggers. watch out though, mine turned into excellent escape artists, we once found one about to climb on the dog to explore
 

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norgebyblood;110421 said:
we had some that lived in schlemms tank about two or three weeks before and after his death. they are amazingly hardy lil buggers. watch out though, mine turned into excellent escape artists, we once found one about to climb on the dog to explore

That would have made an interesting video:biggrin2:
 

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Ok, so this may seem stupid but the fiddler crabs are freshwater? I was planning on buying many of them at a time and keeping them in my sump. If the answer is yes then I'll have to find another solution.
 

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I found they might last three or four weeks in saltwater without a place to crawl out, but it's not difficult to set up a habitat for them - just use a big plastic container, sides don't need to be too high (8 inches) put in a couple of inches of sand, sink a smaller plastic container in the sand to hold water, and they will be happy. Keep the sand damp with brackish water (1/2 fresh, 1/2 saltwater). I fed mine marine fish flakes, lettuce and air popped popcorn. One lived for more than 2 years.

Nancy
 

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i just keep mine in a tank of salt water with rocks up out of the water.... just make sure that there isn't anything (cords) for them to climb out on... because they will.. any you can find them in oddest places...
 

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