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Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Kit Component
(Paguristes cadenati)
Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Kit Component
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red, Yellow
Diet Herbivore, Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 1½"
Origin Caribbean, Indonesia
Family Diogenidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Overview

The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab, sometimes called the Red Reef Hermit Crab or Red Legged Hermit Crab, has red legs and a yellow face. It is found along the reef faces and coral rubble of the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. It scavenges animal matter and algae, but will only grow to 1-1/2 inches in length.

The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab is best kept in a reef-style aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat. It is helpful in keeping algae under control, including filamentous algae and Cyanobacteria.

If there is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with dried seaweed. They will also accept many other types of foods.

Approximate Purchase Size:  1/2" to 1"

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