Blue Leg Hermit Crabs

Blue Leg Hermit Crabs

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The Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor), also sometimes called the Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab, is a nice addition to any saltwater reef tank. The blue, orange and yellow-banded ambulatory legs are strikingly colored.

Blue Leg Hermit Crabs are very well known for controlling various types of algae including hair algae, detritus, and fair at removing some kinds of cyanobacteria and film algae from your tank. They will spend their time on the rocks and on the substrate of your aquarium, with a preference for the rocks. The Blue Leg Hermit Crab is reef safe, peaceful, and requires no care making it a risk-free and only beneficial addition to any home aquarium.

Found throughout the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic. The Blue Leg Hermit Crab is a great addition for any aquarium looking for alternative methods of cleaning a reef tank naturally. These combined with sally lightfoot crabs, Emerald crabs, and astrea snails will keep your algae under control.

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Saltwater Crabs are crucial for maintaining a clean aquarium and a must have for any reef aquarium. Saltwater crabs are the perfect reef tank janitors to keep problems like hair algae, bubble algae, cyano bacteria, and excess food (detritus) all under control.

  • Common Name: Blue Leg Hermit Crab
  • Scientific Name: Clibanarius tricolor
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Temperament: Semi Aggressive
  • Care Level: Very Easy
  • Max Size: Around 1 inch