Assorted Dwarf Hermit Crabs

Species information for the Assorted Dwarf Hermit Crabs, in the Crabs category.

  1. Scientific name - Clibanarius sp.

    Family – Diogenidae

    Common name – Dwarf Red Tip, Yellow Tip, Zebra Strip Hermit Crabs

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Range: Mexico, Vietnam, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – These crab will scavenge debris and algae but can be feed small meaty items and algae sheets.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This crab is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean, and will roam the aquarium searching for debris and algae to eat. They may kill snails for their shells so provide empty shells for them to move into as they grow. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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