Strawberry Crab

Species information for the Strawberry Crab, in the Crabs category.

  1. Scientific name - Neoliomera pubescens

    Family – Xanthidae

    Common name – Strawberry, Red Boxing Crab

    Max Size – 2 in (5 cm)

    Range: Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Mauritius

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Semi-aggressive

    Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge food from the aquarium but will appreciate offerings of small meaty foods.

    Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – No

    Captive care – This crab is an opportunistic predator and will go after fish. Usually it will just scavenge for debris in the aquarium and eat algae. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011