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jayc
1 hour ago, Rare Aqua said:

I am a breeder and keeper of Amarinus Lacustris, if you want any basic or detailed information HMU

Welcome to SKFA.

I'd like to encourage you to write an article on them that we can pin up.

Please start a new topic if you are willing.

 

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waffle
13 hours ago, Rare Aqua said:

Hey, I am a breeder and keeper of Amarinus Lacustris, if you want any basic or detailed information HMU

Agree with jayc, it would be very cool if you could do a detailed care and breeding article on these.

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Rare Aqua

Hi i breed Amarinus Lacustris, if your interest email me at zebradanio88@hotmail.com

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jonnyking
Hi i breed Amarinus Lacustris, if your interest email me at zebradanio88@hotmail.com
Any chance you are in Western Australia?

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Rare Aqua

Victoria, could post send me message through Email if possible

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Linden
On 10/7/2018 at 8:21 PM, jayc said:

Welcome to SKFA.

I'd like to encourage you to write an article on them that we can pin up.

Please start a new topic if you are willing.

 

Posting a care guide I wrote up from my own years of experiences and trials. 

Also posting a care guide from my experience keeping a mud crab. As there was no online aquarium care info for them. 

 

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Rare Aqua

Heya i posted one a while ago but am keen to see how you went with them

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Linden

Very well. I still breed them. Been about 2 years going strong now since I figured out how to (took a while). Try to keep up the numbers as there's always people wanting to by, buy they grow so slowly. 

 

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Crabclaw

Hey guys, I'm totally interested in keeping some of these, rare aqua i emailed u about 6 months ago and u never got back, u still keeping them?

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Rare Aqua
6 hours ago, Crabclaw said:

Hey guys, I'm totally interested in keeping some of these, rare aqua i emailed u about 6 months ago and u never got back, u still keeping them?

Thats odd i always reply at least 24hours after recieving an Email, not sure why it didnt come through.

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kms

Do anyone know if these are available in Taiwan, and can they be taken out of Taiwan to Hong Kong.

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Crabclaw
38 minutes ago, kms said:

Do anyone know if these are available in Taiwan, and can they be taken out of Taiwan to Hong Kong.

Just guessing, but I don't think so. They're relatively new to the hobby here in Australia, and usually they can't be found in stores (well I never have). Maybe try Thai Micro crabs, or pom pom crabs.

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kms

None of them are available in hong kong, that's why I suggest bringing them in taiwan, as I will be visiting taiwan.

 

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kms
On 1/9/2019 at 3:21 PM, Rare Aqua said:

Victoria, could post send me message through Email if possible

Can. You ship to Hong Kong.

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Crabclaw

Rare aqua is out of them for now. But I reckon he could, if it's not crazy expensive, or too dangerous for the crabs, or if there aren't any problems with regulations.

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Rare Aqua
16 hours ago, Crabclaw said:

Rare aqua is out of them for now. But I reckon he could, if it's not crazy expensive, or too dangerous for the crabs, or if there aren't any problems with regulations.

It is illegal to export majority of Australian fauna without correct certificates and permits, i only ship within Australia and anyone willing to export is foolish as they would be destroyed by border officials, also in case anyone was wondering i sell my 2 month old juvies for $25 each as they take a huge amount of time to grow 

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Crabclaw
7 hours ago, Rare Aqua said:i sell my 2 month old juvies for $25 each as they take a huge amount of time to grow 

When will the next ones be old enough to sell?

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kms

Does anyone know what is the law in taking the thai false spider crabs out of thailand, can I just carry it on the plane, not though the storage baggage.

I would think these are not endangered spieces, and the law isn't strict on these.

getting pass hong kong isn't a problem.

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wulilions
16 hours ago, Rare Aqua said:

It is illegal to export majority of Australian fauna without correct certificates and permits, i only ship within Australia and anyone willing to export is foolish as they would be destroyed by border officials, also in case anyone was wondering i sell my 2 month old juvies for $25 each as they take a huge amount of time to grow 

Sent you a PM!

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jayc
4 hours ago, kms said:

Does anyone know what is the law in taking the thai false spider crabs out of thailand,

not sure. But you should ask whoever you buy it from in Thailand. They should know.

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kms

I'm just asking beforehand, but then again many shops can't be trusted with these information, I was intended to visit Bangkok, next year, If i see them for sale, I'll get some, so there isn't any particular shop.

If they had some in hong kong, there wouldn't be any problem.

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Crabclaw
3 minutes ago, kms said:

If they had some in hong kong, there wouldn't be any problem.

Maybe they don’t have them there bc they’re illegal...? They seem to be quite popular everywhere else!

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Rare Aqua
38 minutes ago, kms said:

I'm just asking beforehand, but then again many shops can't be trusted with these information, I was intended to visit Bangkok, next year, If i see them for sale, I'll get some, so there isn't any particular shop.

If they had some in hong kong, there wouldn't be any problem.

The only LEGAL crustacean import for Australia are Brine shrimp, Australia is extremely strict with their biosecurity so i would definitely not attempt to smuggle them into the country as if you're caught the fines are massive and you may face jail penalties as an exotics import/exporter. 

11 hours ago, Crabclaw said:

When will the next ones be old enough to sell?

I sell my A. Lacustris juvies (2 month olds) once a year, usually around March, i sell out of them extremely quickly and have waiting lists,if your still keen by March next year let me know.

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Crabclaw
4 minutes ago, Rare Aqua said:

I sell my A. Lacustris juvies (2 month olds) once a year, usually around March, i sell out of them extremely quickly and have waiting lists,if your still keen by March next year let me know.

Get me on that list! (please) March sounds great, likely wouldn't have been able to accommodate them until next year anyway so gives me time to set up the tank and get some shrimp breeding as well. Any recommendations on min tank size for 5 or so? (and your price for that many).

Cheers!!!

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Rare Aqua
10 minutes ago, Crabclaw said:

Get me on that list! (please) March sounds great, likely wouldn't have been able to accommodate them until next year anyway so gives me time to set up the tank and get some shrimp breeding as well. Any recommendations on min tank size for 5 or so? (and your price for that many).

Cheers!!!

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