Freshwater crabs

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  1. JJFury

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    Hi all,

    Suspect that they are probably unliked, blacklisted, illegal or all of the above, but I am going to ask anyway.

    Why is no-one keeping freshwater crabs, the normal ones you can find in any and all bodies of water in SA?

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    @JJFury: Because it is illegal to remove indigenous animals from the wild without a permit. Also they are butt ugly and will eat your fish given half the chance.
     
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    JJFury

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    You say ugly, I say interesting. :)

    So no using them for bait for fishing then? I just find ssome of these regulations a bit strange. For example, you are also not alloowed to keep indigenous insects as pets without a permit, but I can spray as much insecticide as I want!?

    Anyhow, lets not start another rant'n'rave about this. Is it actually possible to get permits for this kind of animal? If so, is it diffiicult?


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    JJFury

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    For the record, I am just asking, I dont keep any...

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  6. jsplayn

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    I seen one the other day in a petshop in CT ...red n white,looks like a saltwater crab but was definately in freshwater +- tennisball sized and decent pinchers, was nt for sale,so lucky me lol as I wouldn have thort twice to buy it

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    @jsplayn: Those aren't crabs they are fresh water lobsters.
     
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    Nope, definately a crab... I know the diference between crabs and lobsters dude lol .... If I go pass der in the week I will snap up a pic, I js dnt wana expose the lfs as I support them and already told them its illegal

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    i've kept the local variety in tanks in the past , caught out of small unpolluted streams , they are pretty boring and dull.
    I never had a problem with fish being killed and eaten
     
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    I've also kept them. Just a small brown one from one of our local waterways. As long as you have a place for them to leave the water on occasion they are very low maintenance. I had plants growing emersed at the time which seemed to be all he needed.
     
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    Interesting. I am busy building a paludarium and they might be an interestng addition, just a pity they are illegal to keep...

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