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Old 02-14-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Fiddler Crab

Are Fiddler Crabs reef safe?
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I don't think so, I thought fiddler crabs were FW and required an area to get out of the water?
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Humm, there is one at the fish store in the salt water tanks, and they have it labeled a fiddler crab. It is about 1" or so and it is sort of an orange color. If it is not a fiddler crab, then could it be?
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Originally Posted by [url=http://www.wetwebmedia.com/BrackishSubWebIndex/braccrabs.htm
www.WetWebMedia.com's Fresh to Brackish Water Crabs[/url]]
Family Ocypodidae; Ghost Crabs, Fiddler Crabs. Common genera: Ocypode, Uca. Former live in moist sand, emerging at night to feed. Ghost crabs have characteristic thickened, elevated eyestalks. Fiddler Crab males sport an oversize claw that they use for signaling. ...

...Uca crassipes (Adams & White 1848), the Mangrove Fiddler Crab. Tropical Indo-Pacific. Males with one very large claw. The common "Fiddler" used in the freshwater pet trade. Can be kept with fishes, must have a place to get/dry out. Need clean, consistent high quality water. Temp. 22-30 C. To a little over an inch in diameter.
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The fish store must have it labled wrong...I can't think of what it may be. I will have to do some research on it. Thanks for your help.
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