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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 01/16/2006

Main Category:

Non-Reptile/Amphibian

Sub Category:

Crustaceans

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Turkey

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

African moon crab

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

other crabs

Sexing and Characteristics:

N/A

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

I gave him about an inch or two of water and used aquarium rocks an the bottom.

Lighting and UVB:

I didnít use any.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Keep it between 85-90 .

Heating and Equipment:

I used a heat lamp with about a 65 watt heat bulb.

Caging Provided:

I used a 10 gallon aquarium but a 5 gallon would work fine.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Use prepared crab foods as would be used for fiddler crabs.You can also use red worms and night crawlers.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Doesent need any.

Maintenance:

Very easy to care for.change water every week or so.

Some Words on this Species:

Beautiful animals to watch but not good for young kids.These crabs have large strong claws and pinch at every opportunity.The claws will break the skin.
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