Indian Lilac Crab (Globithelphusa cf. kaufen)


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.


Indian Lilac Crab (Globithelphusa cf. kaufen)

Origin: Wild India
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