The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is one of the largest cockroach species on the planet. They reach an adult size of between 5 and 7.5cm.
In their native Madagascar they are found under rotting wood. This is a nocturnal species.
In captivity they can be kept easily and are a good beginner pet. They feed on fruit.
A suitable sized tub or vivarium would provide at least 45 x 45cm ground space. Substrate can consist of coir, moss, bark with pieces of cork bark and plant pots for hides. Mist once or twice a day to provide a humid environment.
If kept in groups these will breed easily in captivity.