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« on: May 17, 2020, 11:28:17 PM »

Hello,

I am cycling a new marine aquarium using a couple of blue crabs.  I've got the heaters set to 70 degrees F, but does anyone know if they thrive in higher temperatures that would be found in a reef-type environment, such as 78-79 degrees F?

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 08:02:26 AM »

" Growth occurs when water temperatures are above 59F (15C). Water temperature above 91F (33C) is lethal."
-> https://www.bluecrab.info/lifecycle.html

Search the forum for "aquarium".  There is a ton of discussions about crabs in aquariums..  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 08:10:22 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 05:08:55 AM »

I always had great luck by keeping it in the low to mid 70's. No heater just basically what ever the temp is in my house. The warmer you go the more oxygen you need to provide.
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