We Will Be Closing Early (4:00 PM) on Friday, August 31 

Because of its proximity to the Burning Of Zozobra  event Friday evening, the parking lot at DeVargas Center becomes jammed and it difficult to get in or out of the area and we and many other DeVargas businesses will be closing at 4. We will be open normal hours (10:00-6:00) Saturday September 1st

We will be open until 5:00 Labor Day (Monday, Sept 3rd)

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Posted 2/8/2017

We happened to catch one of our male fiddler crabs "signaling" this morning! This claw waving is meant to impress females and intimidate other males. This is actually the primary function of the oversized claw, it is virtually useless for feeding and he feeds himself with his other, much smaller, claw. Females have two small claws, making it very easy to tell males from females.

Fiddler crabs are very common in pet stores, but most die from improper care. In order to thrive in captivity fiddler crabs must have both land and water areas. Also, while they may survive in fresh water for awhile, they need brackish water for long term health. Brackish water is a mix of fresh and salt water which we achieve by mixing one part saltwater from our marine tank with two parts freshwater.

Our brackish tank includes four fiddler crabs and three lyretail mollies, fish that can live in fresh water but prefer brackish. This tank is on display in the front window of our store.