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Anemone Hermit Crab
Scientific Name Dardanus pedunculatus 
Reef Compatible With Caution 
Care Level Beginner 
Disposition Semi-aggressive 
Min. Tank Size 24 gallons 
Mature Size 4 inches 
Placement in tank Any 
Diet Carnivore 
Range Indo-Pacific 
Size Class
0
Description
The Anemone Hermit Crab will place uses its shell just like any other hermit crab, the main difference is that this hermit crab places certain types on anemones on its shell for additional protection. The crab and anemones create a symbiotic relationship. 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.
 
 
 
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003264   Anemone Hermit Crab, 1.5"-3", Indo Pacific
 
$19.95
     
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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