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Land crabs spend almost all of their time out of water, and are therefore best suited in an aqua-terrarium tank furnished with rocks and roots. The tank should be quite large if a number of specimens are to be kept. They will also need good hiding places after moulting, as their carapace takes a while to harden.
They are omnivorous but primarily eat vegetable foods. They will readily hand feed once settled, and can become quite tame. Feed on fruit, vegetables, small fish, lean meats, cockles and other commercially available frozen foods. Also part of the sand should be covered with fresh, preferably fruit tree, leaves These will act as a place for food, and a place for them to deposit their excrement (making it easier to remove).
These animals are very sensitive to decomposing matter, so any left over food, and waste in the tank needs to be removed quite quickly.

Land-crabs reproduce using the Primitive method of Breeding.
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Click to Enlarge Rainbow Land-crab's Natural Home Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOGClick to Enlarge Rainbow Land-crab Photo: Nakano/Archiv ACS © AQUALOGClick to Enlarge Cardisoma Armatum Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Cardisoma armatum
Rainbow Land-crab
Brazil
20cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Costa Rican Land-crab Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Cardisoma sp.
Costa Rican Land-crab
Costa Rica
30cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Belem Long-arm Land-crab Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Cardisoma sp.
Belem Long-arm Land-crab
Brazil
25cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Gercarcinus Ruricola Photo: © Chris LukhaupClick to Enlarge Gercarcinus Ruricola Female Photo: Archiv A.C.S. © AQUALOG
Click to Enlarge Gercarcinus Ruricola Photo: © Chris LukhaupClick to Enlarge Gercarcinus Ruricola Male Photo: Archiv A.C.S. © AQUALOG

 

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Gercarcinus ruricola
Indonesian Land-crab
Indonesia
20cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Malawi blue crab Photo: Christian Nilsson © CrilesonClick to Enlarge Malawi blue crab Photo: Christian Nilsson © Crileson
Click to Enlarge Malawi blue crab (Showing male abdomen) Photo: Christian Nilsson © CrilesonClick to Enlarge Malawi blue crab Photo: Christian Nilsson © Crileson
 

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Potamonautes orbitospinus
Malawi blue crab
Lake Malawi
20cm
15-25C

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Click to Enlarge Red Fiddler Crab Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Uca sp.
Red Fiddler Crab
South Asia
5cm
22-25C

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