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Thought id start a thread to post pics of my crab, crably! He was caught it fresh/ brackish creek. From what ive observed these crabs are fully aquatic, i do have some drift wood poking out of the water so he can get out if he wants to just incase. 

From a guess id say he is a varuna litterata as they are basicly the only freash water crab commonly found in brisbane and go to estuaries to breed then acording to my wild life of greater brisbane book. 

 

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Disciple

That is really cool. what do you feed it?

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buck

he/ she just runs around the tank grazing on things im not 100% sure what they eat  i get the feeling they're scavenging  omnivores. 

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Disciple

Now find a male and breed them!

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buck

So it really likes shrimp crack! Im not surprised by that but haha 

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Disciple

How big is it @buck?

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buck
12 hours ago, Disciple said:

How big is it @buck?

i haven't really measured but id say around the 5cm mark across the shell

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NoGi

How's the shrimp population? Or is it alone in there.

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buck

More prawns then shrimp haha they are all in my 6ft, cycling it and keeping it warm for a jardini when i find one

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jayc

Mmmm, prawn dinner at your place!

Buck, if you converted the tank and kept mub crabs instead, we can have prawn and mud crabs for dinner.

I'll bring the beer.

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jc12

Why a jardini? I reckon barras and whitings would go better with mud crabs and prawns for a real seafood spread. :)

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jayc
28 minutes ago, jc12 said:

Why a jardini? I reckon barras and whitings would go better with mud crabs and prawns for a real seafood spread. :)

Yeah!

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buck

Haha ive always wanted a toga and a mangrove jack will decimate everything in the tank! Im hopeing the toga sticks to the top levels, thats only for the crab the prawns are on borrowed time lol 

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Crably and a few of his mates this arvo 

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