Pom Pom Crab (Ptychognathus Barbatus) (SHIPPED OVERNIGHT ONLY)


Qty: 1 Crab
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Sale price$16.99

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CRAB WINTER SHIPPING NOTICE - PLEASE SELECT NEXT DAY AIR/OVERNIGHT SHIPPING AT CHECKOUT. FREE SHIPPING ABOVE $59 DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ITEM. IF ANY OTHER SHIPPING METHOD IS SELECTED AT CHECKOUT, THE ORDER WILL BE HELD AND SHIPPED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE SAFE.
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Pom Pom Crabs, also knows as Cheerleading crabs, are some of the hardest crabs to find in the aquarium hobby. This fully aquatic, freshwater crab is found in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa, and Australia, and is one of the least aggressive crab species in the hobby. Due to it's super friendly and non-aggressive behavior, it can be kept in any community freshwater tank. Although it is extremely peaceful, we still recommend being careful and keeping a very close eye when housed with dwarf shrimp. Pom Pom crabs are small and only grow to be 1.25" - 1.5".
They are truly a rarity and an incredible species overall.
Pom Pom crabs are scavengers and will accept pretty much all foods.

Pom Pom Crabs eat a big variety of foods such as: 
  • Algae Wafers
  • Pellets
  • Flakes
  • Bloodworms
  • Brine Shrimp
  • Decaying Plant Matter
Care for them:
  • Tank size(Minimum): 10 Gal
  • Care: Very Easy
  • Temperature: 70-80
  • PH: 6.8-7.5
  • Lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Max Size: 1.5"

Purchase size: Small

DO NOT USE COPPER IN AQUARIUMS CONTAINING CRABS!

Customer Reviews

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Edward Cornett
Pom Pom Crabs

Arrived in great shape and doing well,like to hide a lot,great place to deal with.

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Kimmy
Amazing little creatures

I originally ordered six of these guys for my first tank, a 14 gallon. I love them so much, I ordered six more to put in my new 29 gallon tank. It’s so fun watching them scurry around the tank. They never disappoint when I want to show them to anyone. If there isn’t one out in the open, I just drop in some sinking food, and within a few minutes they all come running out to eat. I highly recommend these crabs if you’re looking for a fully aquatic freshwater crab for your tank.

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K A Porterfield
Spunky little guy!

This guy arrived ready to go! He was lively and all over everywhere, and he still is. I don't know if this guy's ever going to slow down. He's one healthy happy crab. I love how he uses his little mittens to pick particles out of the water to eat, and how he uses his tiny claws to pick up bits of food, or to trim off bites of algae in the few places in the aquarium where it can be found. He's just a lot of fun to watch, and I have no regrets about buying him. He's more fun than shrimp, and he is friendly to them. They are good tank mates. He's also been friendly to my fish, which are themselves good tank mates. Hillstream loaches and cryptic cory's are his bottom friends. A small school of emperor tetras are in the mid-layer as well as a trio of German Blue Rams, which aslo get along well with the crab. I also have three clown killifish at the topwater, and I honestly don't think they know he's there. They just don't come that far down from the surface. If they do know he's there, they are showing no aggression toward him, nor he toward him. I have a bubbler in the bottom of the tank to add a little extra oxygen into the water, and he seems to get great amusement out of riding the bubbles up, then gliding back down. He'll actively swim into them, then hold perfectly still as he rides the bubbles up, then he'll paddle hard to get out of them, and then hold still again until he gets to the bottom. Then it's rinse and repeat, over and over until he gets bored of it and goes off to find something else to do. Before getting this little fella I had no clue that a crab could have such a big personality, or that they were capable of play, but he plays a lot. And not just in the bubbles. If all Pom Pom Crabs are like this guy, then you'll be in for a treat if you get one.

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Arya
Nothing To Hold Onto During Shipping

The tiny piece of screen material that was put in the bag was floating around the top while the crab was getting squished in the corners of the bag. When you ship any animal other than snails in bags, the bag should either have the corners heatsealed, taped, or tied to round the bottom of the bag.

The crab seemed to have paralyzed legs for a while after acclimation but then suddenly they began working again and he ran off and hid. Haven't seen him since. I hope he's burrowed in the sand and doing OK.

Hello. We ship all our animals to the best of our abilities. We put the mesh in the bag so the crab has something to hold on to. The crab’s legs were not “paralyzed”. Pompom crabs will retract their legs as a defense mechanism when scared or stressed, mimicking a small rock. Once they feel safe, they will open up and start exploring. This is totally normal behavior. We’re happy to hear that your crab arrived well and is already burying in its new home. Cheers.

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Marcie Donnelly
Cute little crabs

These little guys are adorable, i added them to my shrimp tank and so far they are well behaved. They like to hide a lot but when you see them they’re fun to watch.

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