Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis)


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.


Gold Crab (Terrathelphusa cf. chilensis)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Java
Diet: Detritus, frozen & prepared feeds and vegetation
Adult Size: 3″+
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Can be territorial

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.8 – 7.8
Temp: 75-82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm