Item #: Rainbow Crab Cardisoma armatum
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1X Rainbow Crab Tropical Land Crab *Cardisoma armatum*

Description: Though related to shrimp and lobsters, Crabs are different in that they walk sideways amongst other things. They are able to stay under water as well as burrow in the sand without much difficulty. They have 8 legs with 2 big red claws or ‘pincers’ which they use for grabbing food. When fully mature they average 10cm. They have antennae and 2 fully functional eyes. They have a hardened shell which is also a skeleton and has a brown camouflage appearance. Their teeth are placed in their stomachs. They seem to alternate between living under water and on the surface. Their diet consists of dead leaves, plants, worms (earthworms), fungi, plankton and detritus. The lifespan of Freshwater Crabs is 3-4 years or even longer if cared for properly. Each Crab will need about 30cm square

Common Name: Rainbow Crab
Proper Name: Cardisoma Armatum
Country Origin: Rivers and coastal Areas Africa Nigeria.
Diet: Omnivore - Scavenger
Size: 10cm Maximum with legs
Water Temperature: 24 to 27c
Reproduction: Eggs

NB: Due to natural variations in livestock, supplied specimens may differ slightly from the pictured specimen.


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