Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Size: 0.75 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Small benthic invertebrates, detritus
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Blue Leg Hermit Crab is normally found in sandy areas of coral reefs where it patrols the sand for algae, detritus, and small invertebrates.
Husbandry: The Blue Leg hermit Crab constantly moves across the substrate and picks at food - eating small snails, polyps, or bristle worms. In large numbers this species may damage corals in an aquarium. It should be provided larger snail shells to switch into. This species can kill ornamental snails and will pick at soft corals, stony corals, and sea anemones, damaging them.
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