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    Freshwater crabs

    Does anyone know of any freshwater crabs that are able to readily be bred/raised in freshwater and are fully aquatic?
    I'm trying to settle on my next BAP project.





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    Nope. Fully aquatic and freshwater? Thai microcrabs. Readily bred? Not so much.

    What's BAP?
    55 gallon freshwater, which is planted this time around. I have espei rasboras (12), glowlight (5), rummy nose (15), orange von rio (5), cardinal (16) and neon (2) tetras, bristlenose pleco, koi angelfish, 2 electric blue rams, some nerites, some malaysian trumpet, pond and ramshorn snails, and a fluctuating number of red cherry shrimp.
    10 Gallon lightly planted with RCS, malaysian trumpet, ramshorn and pond snails.



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    Quote Originally Posted by authmal View Post
    What's BAP?
    Breeder Award Points

    Normally awarded for taking part in a breeding program within an aquarium society.

    edit: A link to explain the program from one of the societies I belong to.
    http://www.njas.net/bap1.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by dougall View Post
    Breeder Award Points

    Normally awarded for taking part in a breeding program within an aquarium society.

    edit: A link to explain the program from one of the societies I belong to.
    http://www.njas.net/bap1.htm
    Yeah, what he said...



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    Quote Originally Posted by dougall View Post
    Breeder Award Points

    Normally awarded for taking part in a breeding program within an aquarium society.

    edit: A link to explain the program from one of the societies I belong to.
    http://www.njas.net/bap1.htm
    Duh. Should have remembered that from one of Pittbull's threads.
    55 gallon freshwater, which is planted this time around. I have espei rasboras (12), glowlight (5), rummy nose (15), orange von rio (5), cardinal (16) and neon (2) tetras, bristlenose pleco, koi angelfish, 2 electric blue rams, some nerites, some malaysian trumpet, pond and ramshorn snails, and a fluctuating number of red cherry shrimp.
    10 Gallon lightly planted with RCS, malaysian trumpet, ramshorn and pond snails.



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    Heck, if you COULD find a way to get micro crabs to breed readily in captivity you'd be a hero to some. I think Rachel (msjinxd) had a baby pop up randomly but not sure how it turned out and not sure if she even knows how it happened in the first place. Most never seem to get past the larval stage.

    Though if you want quick BAP it's probably not the best way to do so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    Heck, if you COULD find a way to get micro crabs to breed readily in captivity you'd be a hero to some. I think Rachel (msjinxd) had a baby pop up randomly but not sure how it turned out and not sure if she even knows how it happened in the first place. Most never seem to get past the larval stage.

    Though if you want quick BAP it's probably not the best way to do so...
    I'm good, but if Rachel only had one get past larval and it was luck then I don't think I need to try!!! I did breed clownfish for a while and had a fair amount of success with getting them to settle out, but they were WAY more of a pain than I want to deal with right now.



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    I don't think any crabs fresh or salt, keeping the larval alive through all the stages would be much more of a pain then keeping clown fry alive i think. I have a Porcelain crab thats been with eggs several times but never even seen any of larvals.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TL1000RSquid View Post
    I don't think any crabs fresh or salt, keeping the larval alive through all the stages would be much more of a pain then keeping clown fry alive i think. I have a Porcelain crab thats been with eggs several times but never even seen any of larvals.
    The biggest factor with most that go through a larval stage is the length of time from hatching to settling out, with clowns it is less than 2 weeks. Some fish and inverts go through multiple stages of larval development and may need specific triggers to develop or settle.

    The biggest issue for me though is just the time required. Between rotifers, micro algae, water changes and adult feeding I was spending 2-3 hours to keep 4 pairs of clowns going. It is involved but not difficult...I just don't have that kind of time right now.



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    If you could breed thai microcrabs, I imagine you'd make a good bit of money by selling them.



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