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Algae eating crabs (fiddler crabs)(sold in quantities of 3)

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LSFST-crab-fid
(6 reviews) Write a Review
$9.99

About This Product

Can only be shipped via Next Day Air
You won't believe the results until you see with your own eyes !!!
  • Fiddler crabs are a perfect natural way to control algae!
  • They will not eat your plants, are easy to maintain, are very hardy.

Aquarium habit & habitat:

Aquarium set-up:

  • Minimum water capacity of five gallons
  • Keep Rocks/driftwood and vegetation in the tank.
  • Stocking: Keep one per 5 gallons of aquarium water.
  • Temperature of water: Maintain the temperature of your tank water between seventy-five and eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit.
  • pH of water: 6.00 to 8.50.


Feeding & Nutrition:

more to come...

 

Please note: Fiddler crabs are not naturally aggressive, but with all living beings, if they feel threatened they will defend themselves. They have been known to kill fish, but they do not hunt them. If your fish get curious and get a little to close, they may be attacked.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Impressive

    Posted by Natalie Kurth on Jul 16th 2016

    *edit* After less than a month, my fiddler crab died. Because these creatures are wild caught, I am assuming it was due to old age but it's something to keep in mind when purchasing these animals. I ordered 1 team of algae eaters and wound up getting two(with 3 snails!) they shipped very well but unfortunately one of the female crabs didn't make it, it appeared she got stuck under the bag that held the snails. It was very hot that day and I didn't receive my package until late afternoon, by then I think the heat of the transport truck was just to much(the inside of the bag where the crabs were was very hot). Perhaps the bag of snails should be kept separate from the bag of crabs. It's been a few weeks and the surviving crab and all the snails are doing great! For future crab owners, these little guys MUST have access to land! Some aquarium salt in the water is good for them to.

  • 5
    Wow

    Posted by Tim McRae on Aug 14th 2014

    These guys literally shovel algae in their mouth all the while carefully picking if off delicate plants without harming them. I'm gonna try to post a small video here sorry in advance if it doesn't work. IMG_0301.mov

  • 5
    !

    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2011

    To anyone interested in the crabs: These crabs cannot live under water completely forever ( they will last 9months - 1 year tops fully submerged) they need a log or something to reach the surface and dry out, then they go back under ( they spend most of the time submerged) - outstanding algae eaters tho

  • 3
    Good cleaners, but pains

    Posted by Dar on Dec 21st 2010

    My first order of crabs arrived dead. AQ was great about sending me more. I ordered one, but got four. All four are alive now in my little 20 gallon tank, along with four snails. My tank is as clean as can be, but the crabs are destroying my delicate micro-sword and the sprouts off my tiger lotus bulbs. They don't damage my large sword plants though. I doubt I will have enough algae to feed all 8 of these "critters". I am now faced with having to find homes for them. Oh, they are also always trying to escape out of the top of my tank near the filter and hoses. UGH.

  • 3
    Good cleaners, but pains

    Posted by Dar on Dec 21st 2010

    My first order of crabs arrived dead. AQ was great about sending me more. I ordered one, but got four. All four are alive now in my little 20 gallon tank, along with four snails. My tank is as clean as can be, but the crabs are destroying my delicate micro-sword and the sprouts off my tiger lotus bulbs. They don't damage my large sword plants though. I doubt I will have enough algae to feed all 8 of these "critters". I am now faced with having to find homes for them. Oh, they are also always trying to escape out of the top of my tank near the filter and hoses. UGH.

  • 5
    May escape from open tank

    Posted by Bendicht Ledin on Nov 15th 2010

    Hi, Had these for a couple of days now and they are a lot of fun to watch. A great addition that adds diversity to the ecosystem in the tank. They got busy right away picking up gravel, without displacing too much of it. They live in and out of the water! Figured out immediately how to climb up on the driftwood and tan up there, under the light. If you'r tank isn't covered, you'll want to have a couple of inches of glass above the waterline to avoid escape. Currently finding out if that's good enough - it doesn't seem impossible that they'd climb up along the filter tube. Hopefully we'll find them in time and after throwing them back in a number of times they'll learn ;-)