Invertebrates

Zebra Hermit Crab   (Calcinus laevimanus)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Central Pacific Ocean
Size: 1 in.    Space:: 10+ gal.     Diet: Algae, detrius
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Zebra Hermit Crab is found in the intertidal zone of sandy beaches. It uses its larger left claw to defend itself as it recedes into its shell at any sign of danger.
Husbandry: The Zebra Hermit Crab constantly moves across the substrate and picks at algae and detritus. It should be provided larger snail shells to switch into. It is reported to feed on undesirable species of algae such as blue-green bacteria.

AKA: Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab

In Stock: 08/09/14, Yes
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