Can crabs live together in an aquarium?
If you are wondering “can crabs live together?” Well, the answer is going to be a very fat “it depends”.
There are so many factors that come into play with house crabs. Trust me, I’ve owned a few crabs over the past few years. I have owned two electric blue crabs and one albino crab that would probably kill a small dog.
First, how big a tank do you plan to use to keep your crayfish? If you are planning on using a ten gallon tank for more than one crayfish, I would personally say this is not a good solution. One of my crabs fought to the death with another of my crabs while living in a ten gallon tank. Yes, they got along perfectly for a while, but eventually it came down to nails and these guys went for it.
I remember coming home from work one day to find that my blue crabs had been eaten by my albino crabs. There were little blue pieces of my crabs all over the tank. It wasn’t pretty, but that’s nature sometimes.
Personally, if you plan to have more than one cancer, I would recommend at least one twenty gallon aquarium with many hiding places or hiding places. Crabs like to be able to hide. And the ability to hide is especially important when they are molting. Because when they molt, they become weak and more susceptible to attacks from both crabs and other fish.
I also recommend keeping your crabs fed. By no means do I mean overfeeding your crabs. The crabs have already polluted the tank enough and overfeeding them will only make the situation worse. So don’t overfeed these little guys.
Just remember that crabs are scavengers and are extremely aggressive. They are omnivorous. They love to eat anything they can get their claws on. Due to their nature, there is almost no guarantee that they won’t catch and eat another crayfish in your aquarium. With this in mind, try to find fish that are aggressive, swim near the top of the tank, and/or swim fast if you are looking for tank mates for your crayfish. These types of fish will have the best chance of survival.
So can crabs live together in an aquarium? Yes, it’s possible, but there’s no guarantee with these crazy little guys.
#crabs #live #aquarium