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Old 21-01-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Baby Purple Vampire Crab! :)

Hello all! i was not successful in getting the mother to breed again, i was lucky to have bought her pregnant. currently i have another male with the mother but no more pregnancies even though she has moulted.

the baby is maybe 2 months old?

jan 4: baby and mother crab on my hands:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=621940e147

baby in the crab bowl:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=c40fd4e7fc

any advice on how to get the momma crab to breed again?
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Old 29-01-2015, 12:22 AM   #2
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Hello all! i was not successful in getting the mother to breed again, i was lucky to have bought her pregnant. currently i have another male with the mother but no more pregnancies even though she has moulted.

the baby is maybe 2 months old?

jan 4: baby and mother crab on my hands:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=621940e147

baby in the crab bowl:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=c40fd4e7fc

any advice on how to get the momma crab to breed again?

Hi, how long does it take to grow to that size? My crab's baby seem that a long time to grow.

I think for it to carry eggs, it need to get molted. Is your tank setup good for molting?
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Old 30-01-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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I dont know if it's good for moulting but it does happen. I find the baby crab grows really slow too! The photo below was taken when I first found it, and it was too young to stand out of water
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Old 30-01-2015, 06:31 PM   #4
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what is the tank setup for this kind of crab?
plants? soil? full tank of water like shrimp?
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:36 PM   #5
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Its a large glass bowl... I out like 3 cm of water, and I have a small driftwood, a plastic bridge and the soil base of a long dead wabikusa acting like a mini island. Unfortunately the mother of the crab passed away maybe 3 weeks ago, the baby crab is missing, but it's normally missing... And the tomato crab I keep with then has climbed out and disappeared.
Sooo it is now a roomy bachelor pad for the sole purple vampire male crab!
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:37 PM   #6
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Sorry that time lines doesn't make sense. I think it was one week ago the mother crab passed away.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:20 AM   #7
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So cool!
Would you post a photo of their setup?
I am pretty interested in crabs but I am unsure how to start about the setup and all too
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:15 AM   #8
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I don't put to much water coz i worry they might down while moulting but they do need to have the water there to moult properly
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:16 AM   #9
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*drown..... I've had a couple crabs die while moulting
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #10
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Thank you!
I'll take note!
Hope C328 have Vampire Crabs
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