Freshwater Pom Pom Crab


The freshwater pom pom crab, also known as the Thai micro spider crab or Panther crab, is a small crab species that is native to Southeast Asia. They are named for the distinctive 'pom poms' of setae (bristle-like structures) on their claws, which they use to filter small particles of food from the water. In the aquarium hobby, freshwater pom pom crabs are popular due to their unique appearance and interesting behavior. They are small, growing to only about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in size, and are best kept in small groups in aquariums with a minimum size of 10 gallons.

In terms of water parameters, freshwater pom pom crabs prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH of 6.5-7.5, and a temperature between 72-82°F (22-28°C). They are hardy and can tolerate a range of water conditions, but it is important to maintain good water quality through regular water changes and filtration. Overall, freshwater pom pom crabs are a unique and interesting addition to a peaceful community aquarium setup, but it is important to ensure their specific care requirements are met to ensure their health and well-being.

Temperament: Peaceful

Care Level: Intermediate

Max Size: Typically grow to be around 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in length.

Temperature: Water temperature between 22-28°C (72-82°F).

PH: Slightly acidic to neutral water pH between 6.5-7.5.

Diet: Freshwater pom pom crabs are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods, including algae, small pieces of fish or shrimp, and commercially available crab or shrimp pellets.

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