Blue Leg Hermit Crab
Alternative Name(s): Dwarf Blue Hermit Crab / Equal-Handed Hermit Crab
Scientific Name(s): Clibanarius tricolor
Category: Marine Invertebrate
Maximum Size: 2cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 75 litres
Minimum Tank Size: n/a
Water Temperature Range: 22-27°C

General Information: Has blue legs with orange/red joints, blue face and bright orange antennae. Originates from the caribbean. Diogenidae Family.
Tank Requirements: SALINITY SG: 1.025
Diet Requirements: 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.
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: Sharp feet may damage the soft flesh of stony corals.
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.
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