RED BURROWING CRAB (Uca sp.) MARINE AQUARIUM INVERTEBRATERegular price £9.00
Red burrowing crab, Red fiddler crab (Uca sp.)
Care level: Easy
Reef compatibility: Reef safe
Max size: 1.5"
These colorful crabs are an interesting addition to a marine tank and are also still bit of a mystery to us here. It seems most likely that they are from the genus 'Uca', quite possibly the female of a species of fiddler crab but we have as of yet been unable to confirm it.
There stunning colors and interesting behavior drives the allure behind these crabs. To care for them properly you need to provide an area whereby they can get out of the water, it can be a small rocky protrusion or a full on sanded beach area. As the name suggests they also like to bury themselves and dig around in sand and rubble so no bare bottom tanks for these crabs.
As are most crabs, the red burrowing crab is a scavenger feeding on algae, detritus and waste found in the sand. They are reef safe, leaving corals and other invertebrates alone. They can also be kept in groups, showing no agression at all.
Due to variations in species your item may not be identical to that featured in the image, we do however ensure the species is correct and that the markings and colors are very similar.
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