We are thrilled to be perhaps the only North American retailer to offer the extremely rare Freshwater Pom Pom Crab, a true gem and consummate nano aquarium specimen!
Ships as a .5 to 1 inch diameter young adult and will not exceed 1.75 inches in diameter, even when fully grown.
This is a fully aquatic crab, meaning it can always stay immersed in water and can therefore be kept in an aquarium!
This crab will make for a completely ideal, exciting candidate in any nano, community or planted aquarium.
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The Freshwater Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus) is extremely rare and has proven to be a very endearing, interesting, and durable candidate for the freshwater community aquarium. Very little information is available for this crab, but we have done extensive research to determine proper care for this crab in our in-house facility.
Like most crabs, the Pom Pom Crab is an omnivorous scavenger. In addition to eating food items that collect on the patches of hair ("pom poms") that grow on its claws, it feeds on algae and detritus in the aquarium and will also readily accept high-quality dry foods rich in plant matter. We also occasionally feed them protein-rich frozen foods such as bloodworms.
The Pom Pom Crab inhabits both brackish and fully freshwater areas; it is suspected this crab spawns only in brackish water. Unlike most freshwater crabs, this crab is fully aquatic. However, we recommend keeping your water line relatively low or keeping a lid on your aquarium, as these crabs are occasional escape artists.
This crab is very peaceful and shows no interest in its tankmates. Even in a small aquarium with dwarf shrimp, the Pom Pom Crabs we housed never showed aggression. This is a very small crab (most will be 1 inch or less at the time of purchase but they can grow up to 1.5 to 1.75 inches). This small size makes them ideal for nano tanks.
CARE GUIDELINES: - Temperature: 68-78° F (20-25° C) - pH: 6.2-7.2 - KH: 1-5 dKH - Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons - Diet: Omnivorous. High-quality sinking flakes/pellets, plants/algae, and freeze-dried or frozen meaty foods will be readily accepted. Cuttlebone should be added to the aquarium to supplement calcium, which will aid in exoskeleton production. - Social Behavior: Peaceful - Origin: Madagascar, Taiwan, New Caledonia - Average Adult Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less - Average Purchase Size: .5-1 inch (1.7-2.5 cm)
.5 - 1 inch
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