Red Fiddler Crab (Uca sp.)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Size: 2 in. Space:: 100+ gal. Diet: Detritus, algae
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Most Red Fiddler Crabs are estuarine - they inhabit brackish water systems such as mudflats where a river meets the sea. They are not generally fully aquatic and spends much of their time at the intertidal area above the water line searching for algae or detritus for food. They will dig holes for retreats to enter if danger is perceived.
Husbandry: The Red Fiddler Crab presents some aquarium challenges. They should have some area to climb out of the aquarium. They should also be provided some live rock from which they can collect algae and detritus.
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