Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 1"
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Caribbean
Family: Diogenidae

The Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab has blue legs with red banding and equal size claws. The members of this genus are often called "Equal-handed Hermit Crabs." This small crab lives in abandoned snail shells. It may also attack and eat the snail, then use the shell for its home.

The Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab is a valuable addition to an aquarium because it will eat algae, including green hair algae and cyanobacteria. In addition it is also reef-safe and provides valuable aeration by sifting through the sand.

If insufficient algae is present, the Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab will need to be fed dried seaweed.


Approximate Purchase Size:  Tiny-1/4" to 1/2"

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