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Halloween Hermit Crab
Scientific Name Ciliopagurus spp. 
Reef Compatible Yes 
Care Level Beginner 
Disposition Semi-aggressive 
Min. Tank Size 24 gallons 
Mature Size 2 inches 
Placement in tank Any 
Diet Omnivore 
Range Indo-Pacific, Hawaii 
Size Class
0
Other Common Names
Orange Leg Hermit Crab
Description
Hermit Crabs are found on sandy areas surrounding reefs rather than moving about on them. These active creatures spend their time scavenging for food and make excellent partners in algae management. If added in large numbers, they will quickly rid the aquarium of algae and will move on to polyps, and other small animals. Will also steal food from sessile invertebrates.
Diet
Will eat filamentous algae and cyanobacteria. Feed meaty bits such as raw table shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, silver sides, scallop, clam and mussel. They will appreciate offerings of Nori or other vegetation as well. Feed once or twice a week depending on amount of Hermit Crabs vs. amount of available food for them to forage on their own.
 
 
 
Item #   Description  
# of Units
 
Price
 
Quantity
 
Stock Status
003258   Halloween Hermit Crab, .25"-1", Hawaii
 
1-2 
 
$19.95
 
 
In Stock
 
3+
 
$13.95
 
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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