The disco vampire crab, known as Geosesarma tiomanicum, is a unique freshwater vampire crab species and colouration native to Southeast Asia. It’s especially admired for its orange body and contrasting ghostly pale claws. The disco vampire crab has rapidly become popular in the pet trade, drawing attention from hobbyists.
The ‘vampire’ label of these crabs is mostly attributed to their vibrant colouration, supernatural looking eyes, and nocturnal lifestyle. They’re primarily detritivores, feeding on decaying organic matter in their natural habitat.
In captivity, the care requirements for Geosesarma tiomanicum are very straightforward. A terrarium setup with access to both land and water is optimal, with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C) and a pH level between 6.5 and 8. They’re social animals, so it’s recommended to keep them in small groups. They can also cohabitate with other vampire crab species that have similar care needs. A diet rich in plant matter, proteins, and specialised crab food can keep them healthy. Regular water changes and proper filtration are also advised to maintain healthy living conditions. If you’re interested in these easy care crabs, the disco morph is a brilliant choice.