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Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab
Alternative Name(s): Red Reef Hermit Crab / Red Leg Hermit Crab
Scientific Name(s): Paguristes cadenati
Category: Marine Invertebrate
Difficulty:
Maximum Size: 5cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 75 litres
Minimum Tank Size: n/a
Water Temperature Range: 22-27°C

General Information: Has red legs, yellow face and green eyes. It is found along the reef faces and coral rubble of the caribbean and western atlantic. Diogenidae Family.
Tank Requirements: See Minimum Tank Volume and Minimum Tank Size above
Diet Requirements: Omnivore - shrimp matter, algae 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.
Recommendations: Provide 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.
Common Problems: None.
Similar Species: Blue Leg Hermit Crab, Electric Blue 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.
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