Scarlet Red Hermit Crabs for Sale

Scarlet Red Hermit Crab

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Scarlet Red Hermit Crabs for Sale - The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), sometimes called the Red Reef Hermit Crab or Red Legged Hermit Crab, is one of the most popular reef maintenance animals. The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab is very hardy and requires minimal care in a well-established system.

The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab is named for its bright red legs, which are contrasted by their yellow face. Native to the reef faces and coral rubble of the Caribbean and Western Atlantic, these active scavengers can consume large amounts nuisance hair algae and slime varieties, as well as cyanobacteria.

Despite their large appetites and constant feeding habits, the Scarlet Reef only grows to an adult size of 1-1/2" in length. Like other hermit crabs, an ample supply of empty shells should be available for the Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab to move into as they molt and grow.

Finally, unlike some hermit crabs, most Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs are very peaceful towards their tankmates. Buy Scarlet Red Hermit Crabs and other algae clean-up crew for your marine aquarium & reef tanks at

  • Common Name: Scarlet Red Hermit Crab
  • Scientific Name: Paguristes cadenati
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Temperament: Semi Aggressive
  • Care Level: Very Easy
  • Max Size: Around 1 1/2 inches