Crabs + Species Identification

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Crabs + Species Identification

Post by IMS08 » Sun May 26, 2019 12:29 am

Hey Everyone! I've been a long time member of the HCA but haven't been active for a while so it's great to be back! I took a short break from crabbing, (a few months without crabs) until I went to petco and saw exotics that I couldn't resist saving (against my better judgement of course, it's not recommended to support a chain store.) I live in Wisconsin and exotics aren't common at all. I know my crabs aren't pp's and believe they're Ecuadorians but can't tell. I've posted the pictures below of two of my crabs, and would love name ideas and identification. :) ImageImagerImageImageImage


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Post by IMS08 » Sun May 26, 2019 12:32 am

Also, sorry for the blurry pictures. I can try to get some better ones tomorrow but wanted to get this post out.


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Post by Oliviet#1 » Sun May 26, 2019 6:00 am

I May be wrong but they look like they are Es
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Post by doth » Sun May 26, 2019 8:18 am

they are adorable!!! I'd guess E's as well

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Crabs + Species Identification

Post by JoeHermits » Sun May 26, 2019 4:18 pm

Those are teardrop-shaped eyestalks, so Es.

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:38 pm

Another one for team E.


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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:54 pm

For Es, I personally recommend the following:
At least 10 gallons per crab
At least 10-12" of substrate (regardless of the size of the crabs)
At least 2 proteins a day - and calcium available at all times :)

By following these protocols, I have never had issues with my Es :) Es also prefer warm temps I keep my tanks 80-85. :)
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