Strawberry Crab (Neoliomera pubescens)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Size: 2 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Algae, detritus
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Strawberry Crab is found in rocky reef zones climbing over rocks in search of food. Its claws are specifically designed to pick the algae from rocks.
Husbandry: The Strawberry Crab should be housed in a smaller aquarium with live rock and plenty of algae. It's diet should be supplement with seaweed when possible. It is reef safe and will not harm corals. It will generally scavenge food that is left uneaten by fish. There are some reports of Strawberry Crabs harming ornamental shrimp and small fish but they are few.
AKA: Hawaiian Strawberry Crab, Red Boxing Crab
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