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Purple Vampire Crab (Geosesarma dennerle)

Purple Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. dennerle)

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The Purple Vampire Crab is a vibrantly colored species of small, primarily terrestrial crab found on the island of Java, Indonesia. Like all Vampire Crab species in the genus Geosesarma they are cryptic invertebrates that typically inhabit humid rainforest close to small streams or seasonally flooded areas among dense vegetation. A social species, they do well in groups provided they are offered plenty of cover and space for territory. Geosesarma crabs have a unique breeding strategy with eggs developing directly into fully formed tiny crabs, which the female will carry on her back for some time after hatching. Although Vampire Crabs have a reputation for being difficult as long as a suitable habitat is provided (including plenty of clean, filtered or moving fresh water) they will thrive and even reproduce in captivity. The Purple or Purple and Yellow Vampire Crab is one of the more colorful species in the genus.

Thai Micro Spider Crab (Limnopilos naiyanetri)

Thai Micro Spider Crab (Limnopilos naiyanetri)

$5.49

The Thai Micro Spider Crab (Limnopilos naiyanetri) is a small and highly specialized freshwater crustacean found throughout shallow waters and partially flooded rice fields in Central and Eastern Thailand. In the wild, it tends to inhabit warm, slightly acidic, slow-moving (or still) water, usually in areas of dense vegetation. They are usually found in large groups clinging to floating plants, grasses, or root systems where they use their unique hair-covered claws to filter out tiny food particles from the water. In the aquarium, they make a fascinating addition to a nano invertebrate tank or with select (very small, peaceful) fish tankmates. They prefer heavily planted tanks with plenty of cover and structures, and will do best in slightly soft water. Although they will filter feed and graze on algae or biofilms to to some degree, they should be provided with very small sinking granules or flakes regularly.

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Freshwater Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus)Freshwater Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus)

Freshwater Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus)

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A unique dwarf freshwater crab found throughout parts of the Indo-Pacific, the Freshwater Pom Pom Crab is named for the small tufts of hair-like bristles that grow on the top of the claws of males. Little is known about their habitat in the wild but they are known to inhabit shallow freshwater coastal streams in rocky areas rich in aquatic vegetation. A peaceful species ideal for nearly any nano aquarium, they are fish and aquatic plant safe and will thrive in a wide variety of conditions. An omnivore, these crabs will readily accept most sinking prepared foods and may graze on filamentous algae in the aquarium.

Rainbow Vampire Crab (Geosesarma rouxi)

Rainbow Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. rouxi)

$18.99$24.99

The Rainbow Vampire Crab is one of the more colorful members of its genus, with red legs, yellow eyes, and a yellow-orange carapace. Like all vampire crabs of the genus Geosesarma, they are largely terrestrial crustaceans found throughout several Indonesian islands and will do well in a semi-aquatic habitat. In the wild, they inhabit tropical stream banks and hillsides and are usually found in large groups. In captivity, they require a warm, humid environment with clean moving water. They make ideal and fascinating residents of naturalistic terrariums or paludariums. Geosesarma crabs have a unique breeding strategy with eggs developing directly into fully formed tiny crabs, which the female will carry on her back for some time after hatching.

Panther Crab (Parathelphusa pantherina)

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The Panther Crab is a unique aquatic crab species native to Lake Matano and the surrounding waters in Indonesia, named for its striking spotted pattern similar to those found in big cats of the subfamily Pantherinae. In the wild, they are typically found in shoreline areas among rocks, driftwood, or submerged roots. The species is primarily nocturnal and prefers to hide during the day, emerging at night to explore their habitat and seek out food. Hardy and adaptable, the Panther Crab makes a unique aquarium resident and can be successfully kept in groups provided they have plenty of cover and enough tank space to establish territories.

Red Devil Crab (Geosesarma sp.)Notify Me

Red Devil Crab (Geosesarma cf. hagen)

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The Red Devil Crab or Red Claw Vampire Crab is a vibrantly colored species of small, primarily terrestrial crab found on the island of Java, Indonesia. Like all Vampire Crab species in the genus Geosesarma they are cryptic species that typically inhabit humid rainforest close to small streams or seasonally flooded areas among dense vegetation. A social species, they do well in groups provided they are offered plenty of cover and space for territory. Geosesarma crabs have a unique breeding strategy with eggs developing directly into fully formed tiny crabs, which the female will carry on her back for some time after hatching. Although Vampire Crabs have a reputation for being difficult as long as a suitable habitat is provided (including plenty of clean, filtered or moving fresh water) they will thrive and even reproduce in captivity.

Black Leg Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. rouxi)Notify Me

Black Leg Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. rouxi)

$18.99

The Black Leg Vampire Crab is a small colorful terrestrial crustacean from Indonesia that does well in a semi-aquatic environment. In the wild, they inhabit tropical stream banks and hillsides and are usually found in large groups. In captivity, they require a warm, humid environment with clean moving water. The high contrast orange carapace and black legs make it one of the more striking Geosesarma species.

Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis)Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis)Notify Me

Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis)

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The Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis) is native to the freshwaters of Java, Indonesia and is a rare crab in the freshwater trade. They are also known as the banana crab or the mangrove crab. As with similar crabs, the Gold Crab requires both underwater and land habitat in their tank with plenty of hiding spaces. They can be territorial, so having spaces for them to explore and hide is crucial. Growing up to 3 inches long with a monochrome gold hue, these formidable crabs are a unique species to add to your freshwater ecosystem.

Indian Lilac Crab (Globithelphusa cf. kaufen)Notify Me

Indian Lilac Crab (Globithelphusa cf. kaufen)

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One of the rarer species of crab to find in the freshwater trade, the Indian Lilac Crab (Globithelphusa cf. kaufen) is also known as the purple freshwater crab or the Indian swimming crab. They are native to the freshwaters of Western India and will spend most of their time underwater. A proper setup needs a space for them to escape the water, as well as many hiding spaces both above and under the water to escape other crabs, as males can become territorial towards each other. These crabs have highly variable colors, ranging from dark purple to dark red.

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Red Mangrove Crab (Pseudosesarma moeshi)Notify Me

Red Mangrove Crab (Pseudosesarma moeshi)

$7.49

The Red Mangrove Crab (Pseudosesarma moeshi), also known as the Red Thai Crab, is a species of crab native to Southeast Asian mangrove forests. In the wild, these crabs can be found in both brackish and freshwater. As with many crabs, the Red Mangrove Crab needs both water and land in its tank to survive. These crabs will do best in a tank with plenty of decor to hide in and explore, as individuals can sometimes be territorial.

Indonesian Batik Fiddler Crab (Austruca sp.)Indonesian Batik Fiddler Crab (Austruca sp.)Notify Me

Indonesian Batik Fiddler Crab (Austruca sp.)

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A uniquely patterned Fiddler Crab species found throughout coastal regions of Java and Borneo, the Indonesian Batik Fiddler Crab inhabits tidal flats and estuarine areas, where they inhabit burrows in sand or mud substrate. They typically experience a wide range of salinity and water depth throughout the day, influenced by the tide. In the aquarium, they require a specialized setup with sand and a shallow water area with light to moderate strength brackish water provided.

Borneo Blood Red Crab (Geosesarma cf. rathbunae)Notify Me

Borneo Blood Red Crab (Geosesarma cf. rathbunae)

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The Borneo Blood Red Crab is a uniformly deep red species of Geosesarma (popularly known as Vampire Crabs) found in tropical streamside habitat in Kalimantan Borneo. Like all vampire crabs, they are largely terrestrial crustaceans found throughout several Indonesian islands and will do well in a semi-aquatic habitat. In the wild, they inhabit tropical stream banks and hillsides and are usually found in large groups. In captivity, they require a warm, humid environment with clean moving water. They make ideal and fascinating residents of naturalistic terrariums or paludariums.