Halloween Hermit Crabs for Sale

Halloween Hermit Crab

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Halloween Hermit Crabs for Sale - The Halloween Hermit Crab, also known as the Orange Leg Hermit Crab, is one of the more beautiful and brightest ornamental crustacean found in home aquaria.

Halloween hermit crabs (Ciliopagurus strigatus) will make an excellent addition to your reef aquarium and are very easy to care for. Found mainly off the coast of Hawaii, this crab will grow to a maximum of two inches, and has an vibrant orange color, red banding strips, with black edges in the legs.

The Halloween Hermit Crab is a very useful aquarium cleaner that helps maintain a healthy aquarium environment by eating green hair algae, cyanobacteria and will scavenge on any left over fish food that may settle on the substrate. They can also help to keep the substrate aerated as they shift through it in search of food and will stand out as a member of your aquarium clean-up crew.

The Halloween Hermit Crab lives in abandoned snail or triton shells and may resort to attacking and eating a snail so it can use the shell for its home. To prevent this from happening, provide the Halloween Hermit Crab empty shells of assorted shapes and size. They like the shape of cone shells, and are nearly always found in them, with olive shells and mitre shells a distant second.

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  • Common Name: Halloween Hermit Crab
  • Scientific Name: Ciliopagurus strigatus
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Temperament: Semi Aggressive
  • Care Level: Very Easy
  • Max Size: Around 2 inches