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Orange Knuckle Hermit Crab
Scientific Name Calcinus elegans var. 
Reef Compatible Yes 
Care Level Beginner  
Disposition Semi-aggressive  
Minimum Tank Size 24 gallons gallons 
Mature Size 2 inches inches 
Placement in tank Any  
Diet Omnivore  
Range Hawaii 
Size Class
0
Description
The Orange Knuckle Hermit Crab is found on sandy floor 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
025759   Orange Knuckle Hermit Crab, .75"-1.5", Hawaii
 
1-2 
 
$19.95
     
 
3+
 
$17.95
 
 
6+
 
$14.95
 
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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