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Fw Crabs


michael
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Well ive got a pair of freshwater crabs. They are in a 4 foot planted tank with rummynose and smaragdinas.

They are vegetarians they love to eat half rotted IAL and my java fern which im not happy about ohh well.

They also eat pellets which contain meat but i havent told them that yet.

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See the armadillo-like plate on her underside? In the front-on pic it looks like a triangle that reaches all the way out to her legs. In females that plate covers a much wider area than in males, who tend to have one that is more spear-shaped.

Also the claw shape is a little narrower than you get on males (which is only really useful if you have something to compare it to) and both claws are the same size. Males usually have one claw larger than the other (assuming no injury that caused claws to come off etc)

Here is a photo of crab undersides. It isn't the same species, but it is pretty much the same thing :) Female it the top row.

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