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Old 04-12-2009, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone kept micro crabs (Limnopilos naiyanetri) in their fish tanks? I just came across them by chance and had never heard of them before. The are appearently "next big thing" lol. But I'd love to see some pics if anyone's got some!?

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wow very cool, i have never heard of them im excited to learn more.
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they're pretty expensive. there was a guy on sfbaaps selling these for 18$ each but i dont think he has anymore.. sfbaaps members are very nice and generous, you probably wont find anywhere that sell the same things for a cheaper price.
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they're pretty expensive. there was a guy on sfbaaps selling these for 18$ each but i dont think he has anymore.. sfbaaps members are very nice and generous, you probably wont find anywhere that sell the same things for a cheaper price.
Yeah i saw where he was selling those for $18 each. I saw a few more recent posts on other boards of people paying somewhere closer to $8 each and a few that paid 20 euros for 6 of the crabs. I think you would just have to get lucky to find some in the first place, then worry about the price. It seems that a lot of people are thinking that it wont be too long until they are easily attainable, and i would have to agree with that.
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They are now showing up on importer lists, $8 is about right if I remember right.
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Do they breed easily?
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I've read on some website that people have been breeding them in captivity but not sure about details.
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Yeah i googled around for about an hour yesterday trying to find some info on them. All that i could find was that a lot of people seem to say they breed easily but nobody had first hand experience. I'd be very interested if anyone had definite information. I saw where 2 members of another forums bought some off of ebay (the 20 euro price mentioned earlier). Neither of those individuals had posted anything about breeding though. I guess we will just have to keep waiting and watching- a common practice in this hobby hah!
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hmm.... 8$ each thats really cheap! lol. i prefer sticking to shrimp, good luck looking for these!
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A couple people on Fishforums.net have them, you can one of the threads http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?showtopic=281079

They seem really cool!
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