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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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Special Order Item may take up to 1 week for delivery.

Based on availability, Online Only. 

Special Orders are done every Monday before 12pm.

 

 

Free In Store Pick Up.

Delivery is Available for NYC Residents for an additional $30.

No Out Of State deliveries available at this time.

 

 

Description

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

Sexing

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