Black Leg Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. rouxi)


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.

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Black Leg Vampire Crab (Geosesarma cf. rouxi)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Diet: Detritus, frozen & prepared feeds and live insects
Adult Size: 1.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peacefully, although males may battle for territory

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.8 – 7.8
Temp: 75-80F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm