Product Details


2cm - 3cm

Care Level




PH Level

6.8 - 7.8

The Purple Vampire Crab, sometimes referred to as a Devil Crab is a small colorful crab that does well in a semi-aquatic environment.  It thrives in captivity and can be kept in groups.  Contrasting purple and yellow make it one of the more striking Geosesarma crab species.

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Diet: Detritus, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 1.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peacefully, although males may battle for territory

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.8 – 7.8
Temp: 75-80F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm

Tank Mates:

✦Purple Vampire Crabs are best kept in a species-only setup or with other non-aggressive and similarly sized tank mates.

✦Avoid housing them with small fish or invertebrates that may be perceived as prey or pose a threat to the crabs.

✦Suitable tank mates can include small peaceful fish, such as rasboras or tetras, and compatible invertebrates like snails or shrimp.

Feeding Habits:

✦Purple Vampire Crabs are omnivorous and have a diverse diet.

✦Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality crab-specific pellets, sinking pellets, or granules.

✦Supplement their diet with protein-rich foods like frozen or live insects, shrimp, brine shrimp, or bloodworms.

✦Provide occasional plant matter such as blanched vegetables or leaf litter for additional nutrition.

✦It's important to offer a varied diet to ensure their overall health and vitality.

Care Requirements:

✦Provide a spacious enclosure or aquarium with a mix of land and water areas, including rocks, driftwood, or coconut hides.

✦Maintain high humidity levels through regular misting or by using a humidity gauge to monitor levels.

✦Ensure a suitable temperature range and avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.

✦Keep the habitat clean by removing any uneaten food, debris, or waste promptly.

✦Perform regular water changes and monitor water quality parameters, especially ammonia and nitrate levels.

✦Avoid the use of copper-based medications or any substances that may harm the crabs.

✦Handle them with care, as Purple Vampire Crabs can be skittish and have sharp claws.

In conclusion, the Purple Vampire Crab is a captivating addition to any aquarium or dedicated crab enclosure. Its mesmerizing purple coloration and unique behavior make it a true centerpiece in your aquatic display. By providing the ideal water conditions, selecting compatible tank mates, offering a balanced diet, and maintaining a suitable habitat, you can ensure the health, beauty, and active behavior of your Purple Vampire Crabs. Don't miss the opportunity to add these enchanting creatures to your collection - order your Purple Vampire Crabs today and experience the allure they bring to your aquarium!

Purple Vampire Crab ( OO-3278 )

SGD 4.00

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