Originally Posted by Autumnsky
It is great to hear that you are up on tank care. As for crabs, I have kept Fiddler crabs and land Hermit crabs (not including fully aquatic FW
types). Never these guys
Have been seeing them and reading occasionally articles when they pop up. They look truly amazing and I can not wait to see your build develop.
Aquatic crabs love meaty based foods but minerals and calcium of course are important.
Hopefully someone who has kept these incredible looking creatures can help further.
Make sure to post when you get the plan set and are ready to take action.
One thing would be to make sure you have not only a cycled but matured/stable tank going before getting them put in.
Thanks for your further thoughts.
By meaty foods, I assume you mean things like bloodworms & daphnia? I also understand they will take good quality flake as part of a mixed diet.
In terms of minerals, Iíd guess there are crab additives/food mixes on the market? (Thanks for making the point on this. Mineral additives being required hadnít occurred to me.)
Having kept crabs before, does 120 ltrs sound sufficient? My intention would be 2/3 land, 1/3 water. The build would be a departure for me, but looks straightforward. Finding and establishing suitable plants before introducing my guests will be part of the fun.
Iíll be pleased to post when (if) I get this project going. It depends on major building works at home. Iím planning a big tank in the front room. Once thatís up and running, Iíll break down down my existing tanks and the crab adventure can begin.
Could be quite a while, but Iím enjoying the fantasy planning for now ...