Geosesarma only tank

Beastije

Fish Crazy
Joined
Sep 7, 2021
Messages
371
Reaction score
167
Location
Czech republic
Hi, so i have a strange dimension tank and was thinking what might go in there and found this crab. It is mostly land animal and needs humidity and some water but not much. They also thrive in a palludarium like setup and in community of their own. However I am not sure if i can achieve this in the following dimensions: length 100cm, width 30cm, height 20cm.
I would also need a lid from what I understood but no light for them, only for the plants if needed.

Would it be possible to have a land rock moss, wood, leaves, plants setup with a shallow somehow separate pool with some
hiding places only 2 cm deep that i have yet to figure out in this dimensions?
given that they don't burrow deep the substrate doesn't need to be deep and the water could be a separate container/bowl right, that could somehow work?
I never had these types of creatures and was initially thinking axelotls but i think these dimensions won't work for them. Can't seem to find too many relevant information
 

Lynnzer

Fish Addict
Joined
Sep 3, 2020
Messages
719
Reaction score
430
Location
sr8
I had a couple of them myself. The tank dimension didn't appear to be important as they spent a lot of time just hanging out in the area between the sponge filter base and the bottom of the spongs. I did have hardscape that poked up out of the water and they climbed up on that from time to time.
They don't breed in the tank so there's no particular things you need to prepare for that.
However, they are bloody good escape artists. I lost both of mine when they climbed up the air filter hose and I didn't know for some time as I didn't see them much in the tank anyway.
 
OP
OP
B

Beastije

Fish Crazy
Joined
Sep 7, 2021
Messages
371
Reaction score
167
Location
Czech republic
I can't imagine a filter in such a setup, i was thinking like 30cmx20cmx10cm height and you can't really fit a filter in there. Air stone and a pump sure, but not a filter. Would that mean i would need to change the water every few days?
 

emeraldking

Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Sep 13, 2016
Messages
2,593
Reaction score
3,808
Location
NL
Well, I still have my paludarium with those crabs in it. You don't really need a filter in there. But if you'd try to put a filter in there, you can just use a small mechanical filter and lay it down instead of using it vertically. Works perfectly...
IMG_5927.JPG
So, in there is a land and water section. Geosesarma crabs (whatever strain) love to have both sections in their habitat.
DSCF6316.JPGDSCF6342.JPGDSCF6352.JPGDSCF6376.JPGDSCF6384.JPGDSCF6386.JPG
Just be sure if you keep more than one specimen, that there's sufficient hiding spots. So, they can withdraw if needed. For sometimes they do fight.
DSCF6311.JPGDSCF6400.JPG
They eat almost everything.
 

Attachments

  • DSCF6302.JPG
    DSCF6302.JPG
    112.9 KB · Views: 14
OP
OP
B

Beastije

Fish Crazy
Joined
Sep 7, 2021
Messages
371
Reaction score
167
Location
Czech republic
Awesome, thanks for sharing! I was thinkin making it a 80% land and only 20% water, will see how it goes. Am still trying to find technical details how to separate the water part and how to correctly set up a paludarium
 

Most reactions

trending

Staff online

Top