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SCARLET FIDDLER CRAB

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SCARLET FIDDLER CRAB

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 5-7 cm
Temperament: Generally peaceful, may eat small fish.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.5-8.2
General Hardness: Moderate-Hard

 

Range

Occurs in tidal zone of shorelines across Northern Australia.

 

Reproduction

Can not be successfully bred in captivity.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, eats most fish foods. Commercial foods also available specifically for crabs.

 

Additional Comments

 Amphibious rather than fully aquatic,provide a partially filled aquarium, landscaped to provide plenty of habitat for the crabs above water. Expert escape artists, so use a tight-fitting cover. Fish tankmates must be large enough to not be eaten by the crabs, but not too big where the fish might start to consider the Crabs as a potential food item! Scarlet Fiddlers prefer slightly brackish water rather than freshwater.

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.