Hello dear readers! Malawi crab is originally from African Lake Malawi, where its a dime a dozen. The crab has an interesting color: the back is dark purple in color, and the belly changes from maroon to brown.
The legs of the animal are red. The maximum size of males is 12 centimeters in diameter, and females – 10 centimeters.
The length of the legs can reach 10 centimeters and claws up to 7 centimeters.
I would not say that the Malawi crab has a peace-loving character, it is more correctly described as aggressive. When keeping this pet in aquaterrariums, fights are constantly observed between these crabs.
During clashes, both females and males are in conflict. To reduce the voltage in the aquaterrarium a little and reduce the number of skirmishes, install as many shelters as possible in the bank where they can hide. This type of crab can be kept one by one.
Sometimes, in order to supplement the interior of the aquaterrarium, large Malawian fish are added to the crab. Fish get along with them without problems, and they hunt for smaller individuals and try to eat them.
Malawi crab is quite an active pet and is constantly on the move, constantly doing something. I want to note that the crab of this species is very strong. He can easily move the stones in his home, the diameter of which can exceed 5 centimeters.
When you draw up the aquaterrarium, keep this moment in mind and be prepared that the crabs will do a little redevelopment.
Always cover the crab tank with some kind of net or lid, as this animal likes to run from its owner. If you watch the animal for a while, then you can see how the crab starts making a pile of stones, which will ensure it escapes from the reservoir.
Also note that live aquarium plants in containers with this crab will be superfluous, because it eats them with great pleasure.
The water in the aquaterrarium should be of medium hardness and was rich in oxygen. Also, be sure to install an aerator and filter.
Water temperature should be between 22-26 degrees Celsius. Malawi crab mainly eats plant food.
If you often give your pet food of animal origin, the crab will become aggressive. The daily diet of crab must consist of: bananas, apples, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, beans and peas.
Animals can not be fed food containing acid, such as citrus. As an animal feed you can give small snails and fish (tuna, herring and sardines).
Sometimes indulge your pet chicken meat, but do not feed white meat.