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Blue Leg Hermit Crab

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Blue Leg Hermit Crab, Clibanarius tricolor. Omnivore, reef safe. 

The Blue Leg Hermit Crab should be kept in small groups, also keep empty snail shells available for the crab to move into them.

Approx. Size 1/4"

Max Size 1"

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Has blue legs with orange/red joints, blue face and bright orange antennae. Originates from the Caribbean. Diogenidae Family.

Tank & Diet Requirements

Salinity must be 35ppt or 1.025 SG. Omnivore - shrimp matter, algae (green hair), cyanobacteria and detritus. If there is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with seaweed. Compatibility: Reef Safe. Semi-aggressive toward other tankmates. Will attack and kill snails and other Hermit Crabs for their shells. We recommend providing an ample number of empty shells of various sizes. A hermit crab will moult from its exoskeleton in order to grow. Good for it's sand sifting.

Similar Species

Electric Blue Hermit Crab, Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab, Electric Orange Hermit Crab, Halloween Hermit Crab and Zebra Hermit Crab


There are no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate males from females. Breeding: Breeding in an aquarium is extremely difficult.