Fiddler Crabs

  • Have any of gig had fiddler crabs before? I keep seeing them at my local store and I’m not sure everyone knows their care requirements. Like them actually being brackish, and needing to fully escape water to live, or better yet that they need sand vs. gravel or pebbles due to their legs

  • I've seen them at many of my local fish stores, but I personally haven't ever kept them. The sad part is that many don't know that they need access to air directly, or that they do need some salt in their tank in order to molt correctly (they are not purely freshwater). As you even pointed out, sand is ideal since with gravel they can break their legs/claw which then makes them prone to infection or not being able to move when they need to.

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