Spider Crab

  Spider Crab

El crab spider, originally from Caribbean Sea, It bears this name because its body is quite similar and similar to that of a terrestrial spider. In the same way, they are called an arrow crab, since their body has a triangular shape that at first glance would look like an arrow. These animals are very small and when we have them in an aquarium, they constantly seek the protection of the pond decoration, so we will very rarely see them far from their hiding places.

How this crab is so delicate, they can be pecked or bothered by the fish or by other aquarium animals, so it is important to know how to choose very well the species of animals that will share the fish tank with them. IF we have sea anemones, this crab will tend to associate with them, covering themselves with their mucus to protect themselves, as well as with some sea urchins, from which they will obtain protection between the quills.

It is important to note that the spider crab has mainly nocturnal habits, so it is during the hours of the night that it will be most active. Generally, this crab will present scavenging behaviors, feeding on all that food, even commercial food, that the rest of the animals do not ingest and leave in the water. In its natural habitat It feeds on polychaete worms and feather duster worms.

If you want to have the spider crab in your aquarium saltwaterIt will be important to keep in mind that they are very territorial animals, so it is not recommended that you have more than two crabs per pond. In the same way, remember that unlike other types of crabs, the spider crab does not molt, so if any of its limbs is amputated it will not regenerate.

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Source - AquaNovel

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