Calico box crab

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Calico box crab

Post by Orin » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:25 pm

I got this sweetheart the other day. I remember seeing these at the pet shops in the 80's and early 90's but then never again. Anybody have any interesting experiences with this species?
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Re: Calico box crab

Post by Giner13 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:58 pm

What a beauty!!!!


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Re: Calico box crab

Post by jclee » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:47 pm

I have seen them for sale through online specialty sites, and I have always been intrigued. I haven't had one yet though, so I hope you do share your experiences with us on the Forum.

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Re: Calico box crab

Post by Orin » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:57 am

I bought a male and female. I started with a 38L, an air-powered sponge filter, and a specific gravity of 1.020. They are very docile and very strong. They like processed fish and thawed shrimp. I haven't tried baby clams (from a can) yet.

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Post by jclee » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:20 pm

I'd love photos of the setup, when you have the chance.

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Re: Calico box crab

Post by Orin » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:01 pm

jclee wrote:I'd love photos of the setup, when you have the chance.

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My setup is rather utilitarian (as described) at this point. I know this species does not escape readily but the sponge filter prevents avenues for escape a side or skimmer filter would provide.

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Re: Calico box crab

Post by jclee » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Orin wrote:
jclee wrote:I'd love photos of the setup, when you have the chance.

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My setup is rather utilitarian (as described) at this point. I know this species does not escape readily but the sponge filter prevents avenues for escape a side or skimmer filter would provide.
Good call.

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Re: Calico box crab

Post by Happyhermiehome » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Ohhh what a neat looking dude!
Livin' the Crazy crab life :P

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:17 pm

Wow..what a beautiful crab! I also would love to see the setup!
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Re: Calico box crab

Post by C_fiesta » Thu May 30, 2019 10:46 pm

Wow! I've never seen one before! Gorgeous!

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