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Vampire Crabs are one of the most stunning creatures you can keep in captivity. Their unique colors are something that you need to see to believe!
The typical Vampire Crab lifespan is around 2 years at most.
This is the same when kept in captivity or in the wild.
The average size of a Vampire Crab is about 2 inches wide. If you want to observe all their beauty you’ll have to get in close!
This measurement includes their leg span. The carapace, which is their main body, is only about an inch wide
Vampire Crab care doesn’t have to be challenging. Unfortunately, the lack of information about these critters has led to a lot of mistakes by owners.
This species can be quite hardy. But, that’s only true if you’re providing them with the right care.
Vampire Crabs need a perfectly crafted environment to truly thrive. You can’t expect the crabs to live healthy lives with basic decor and substandard water conditions. To help them truly thrive, you’ll need to follow some strict care guidelines.
Due to their unique tank setup requirements, there likely won’t be a lot of water for you to maintain (more on that in the section below).
But regardless of how much water you use, it’s still important to stay on top of quality. These crabs require tropical freshwater that’s slightly alkali and pretty warm.
Like many other invertebrates, Vampire Crabs are sensitive to extreme changes in water quality.
You’ll need to perform partial water changes every month. We recommend changing up to 40 percent of the water each time to keep ammonia and nitrate levels low.
To keep your crabs healthy, stick to these parameters:
- Water temperature: 70°F to 82°F (somewhere in the middle is best)
- pH levels: 7.5 to 8.0
- Water hardness: 0 to 10 dKH
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