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RE: Freshwater Crabs

I haven't any experience with them, and they may do well with your plants
(don't know), but you may want to be careful.  You might notice your fish
population decreasing, especially in the dark of night!


> Has anyone had any experience with freshwater crabs?
> I've recently come across Geothelphusa dehaani, the
> Sawagani or Japanese Stream Crab. These little red and
> cream coloured crabs live in the upper reaches of
> Japanese rivers and streams. The young are carried to
> term inside the mother and hatch out as fully formed
> minature crabs. I'm thinking of seeing how these naps
> would do in a planted tank.
> Edward Venn
> Tokyo Japan