Blue Leg Hermit (Clibanarius tricolor)
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gal
Approximate Purchase Size: ¼” to ¾”
Max Size: About 1”
Notes: These are tiny powerhouses, known to voraciously eat detritus, aquarium food, decomposing material and various forms of algae (diatoms, green hair and even cyanobacteria). The Blue Leg Hermit also sifts through the top layer of sand in the aquarium keeping it clean and aerated.
While considered to be reef safe it is advised with caution as it may nip at coral. It may also attack and kill snails for it shells.