Lake Tanganyika in Africa is a kind of very large aquarium. Hundreds of endemic species – endemic means that they occur only there and nowhere else in the world – live in Lake Tanganyka.
This week we have some specialities from the lake for you. First: Platythelphusa armata. This is one of nine species of freshwater crabs from Lake Tanganyika. Males and females look very different. Like all larger species of freshwater crab they should be kept solitary and in single species tanks. Only for breeding attempt the sexes should be kept together. Crabs like these are omnivorous and feed readily on any type of fish food.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Tanganjikasee / Lake Tanganyika|