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Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus)

Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus barbatus)

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-Pom Pom Crab reportedly has pockets of population throughout many tropical and sub-tropical regions in Africa, Asia, and Australia, particularly Taiwan, and New Caledonia.

-Like most crabs, Pom Pom Crab is an omnivorous scavenger and an opportunistic hunter on occasion. In addition to eating food items that collect on the patches of hair (“pom poms”) that grow on its claws, it feeds on filamentous algae and detritus in the aquarium and will also readily accept high-quality dry foods that are rich in plant matter. We can also occasionally feed these crabs protein-rich  frozen foods such as bloodworms.

-Pom Pom Crab is a very small crab (most will be 1 inch or less at the time of purchase but they can grow up to 1.5 to 1.75 inches).


Temperature: 68° - 78° F (20° - 25° C)
pH: 6.2 - 7.2
Humidity: 75+% (Semiaquati or Aquatic)
Feeding: Omnivore/Algae eater
KH: 1-5 dKH


Diet: Omnivorous
Social behavior: Peaceful, Can be mixed
Average adult size: 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less
Average purchase size: 0.4 - 0.8 inch (1 - 2 cm)
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