Freshwater Crabs

What are the Benefits of Freshwater Crabs?

Freshwater crabs offer a number of benefits to your aquarium. In a more aesthetical manner, they add a lot of color and movement to your aquarium that is differentiated from that of your fish and other crustaceans. This can add a lot of variety and entertainment value to the aquarium.

However, they have a practical use, too.

Crabs are scavengers that will eat many things that cause problems in your tank. From leftover fish food to decaying plant food, crabs will clean up the mess and make your tank cleaner.

How to Choose the Perfect Freshwater Crab for Your Aquarium

There are several varieties of freshwater crabs that you can choose from. They each tend to have their own pros and cons, but all of them provide the same tank-cleaning benefits freshwater crabs are known for.

The freshwater pom pom crab is a small species of crab found in freshwater habitats in South America. It gets its name from the small, hair-like structures on its claws that resemble pom poms. They are omnivorous and can be kept in home aquariums, but require specific water conditions and a varied diet. They are also known for their striking colors, including shades of blue, purple, and red.

Another popular crab species are the Thai micro crabs, also known as "false spider crabs," which are tiny freshwater crabs that are native to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. They are only about the size of a penny and are known for their distinctive, spider-like appearance. These crabs are popular in the aquarium trade due to their unique appearance and peaceful nature. However, they require specific water conditions and a varied diet to thrive in captivity. Thai micro crabs are omnivorous and will eat algae, plant matter, and small insects. Their small size makes them great for smaller tanks, but they are social animals, and you’ll need to buy a few of them together.

Contact us for guidance on choosing the perfect freshwater crab for your tank.

General Upkeep of Freshwater Crabs

Freshwater crabs are easy to care for, but you do need to make sure you care for them properly. Poorly fed crabs can become highly aggressive.

Crabs will supplement their diet with waste and debris in your tank as they clean, but you should also feed them a fish flake blend regularly with your other animals. Adding brine shrimp and insects as treats is a great supplement, as well.

Why Choose Shrimpy Business for the Freshwater Crabs Purchase?

Shrimpy Business strives to be the best source for all your aquarium needs. We offer the finest aquarium supplies, but we also take extra precautions to ensure your order of live freshwater crabs is handled with the delicate care necessary to ensure you get lively, long-living, crabs that truly add to your aquarium setup.

We have satisfied thousands of customers with our top-quality freshwater crabs from several species and our top-notch customer support.

Order your freshwater crabs from Shrimpy Business, today.