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    Re: My first vivarium

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    I dont think the HC will survive tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin216 View Post
    I dont think the HC will survive tbh.
    You are right, I noticed that the parts submerged in water have started to rot and turn brown.
    Care to share what is the cause? Could it be that there is insufficient CO2 in the water?

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    Are your hc originally emersed or submerged? The hc melting in water may be due to adapting to submerged form . Just need some time to adapt

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAquarist View Post
    Are your hc originally emersed or submerged? The hc melting in water may be due to adapting to submerged form . Just need some time to adapt

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    I bought the HC from C328 and it was emersed.

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    Emersed, so wait for it to be adapted to water ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAquarist View Post
    Emersed, so wait for it to be adapted to water ☺

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    Should I cut away the rotting parts that are submerged? I'm afraid it may foul up the water.
    Will the HC grow back over the rotten parts?

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    I'm no expert, but if the stem is rotting from the roots, I don't think it can be saved. I think has to do with the lack of nutrients in the substrate.

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    Been a while since I updated. Reason was due to a restriction on the max file attachment size, which means I can't attach any more pics.
    I had left the tank alone for the past few months as I thought the sole vampire crab left inside had died. Only thing I did was topping up of water every now and then.
    It was until last week when I tried to decom the tank that I realized about 10+ baby vampire crabs hiding amongst the dense flora.

    I would'nt had seen them if not for one baby that moved.
    Upon further inspection I found the mother crab alive under a piece of wood that it had burrowed itself in. I will be leaving the tank as it is for now.

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    Re: My first vivarium

    what are you feeding the crabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    what are you feeding the crabs?
    I did not feed the crabs as I thought the remaining mother crab had died.
    I left the tank alone for months and only topped up water. I suppose the crabs fed on decaying matter. I'm just as surprised that it managed to last so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Tetra View Post
    I did not feed the crabs as I thought the remaining mother crab had died.
    I left the tank alone for months and only topped up water. I suppose the crabs fed on decaying matter. I'm just as surprised that it managed to last so long.
    You could get them to continue eating by providing hikari crab cuisine. My fiddler crabs love it.
    I keep sulawesi shrimps, tetras, birds, exotic pets, herptiles and monster fishes.

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    Managed to capture a picture of my 2 male vampire crabs fighting.
    Unfortunately, the purple one didn't make it after the furious battle.



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    The winner giving a triumphant look.


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    Current look of my mini office vivarium, housing only one lone vampire crab.


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    Used to keep a couple of frogs too until they got too big and had to be released.


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    Favourite frog that escaped during CNY weekend and dried up.


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    Morning update. Here's a pic of the 1ft setup housing the mother crab with its babies.


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    Shot of one of the babies. Try to spot it if you can.


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    For all you vampire crab lovers, here's 2 rare videos of vampire crabs in the wild. Hope this will give you a good idea of their natural environment and requirements.


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