Bumble Bee Snail

Bumble Bee Snail

Bumble Bee Snail Engina mendicaria The Bumble Bee Snail is a tiny beautifully striped snail that sports striking black and yellow perpendicular to the length of the shell. The Bumble Bee Snail is found in the shallow
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Halloween Hermit Crab

Halloween Hermit Crab

Halloween Hermit Crab

Ciliopagurus strigatus

The Halloween Hermit Crab also known as the Striped Hermit Crab or Orange Legged Hermit Crab. It has a bright orange body with red banding. With its unmistakably attractive appearance and the propensity to consume nuisance algae such as green hair and cyanobacteria it is a desired addition to many marine aquariums.

The Halloween Hermit crab is found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific including the Red Sea and Hawaii. They are normally found in shallow coastal waters in sandy areas and not necessarily on the reef itself. This makes the Halloween Hermit Crab an excellent occupant to keep the sandy substrate aerated in a home aquarium.
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Arrow Crab

Arrow Crab

The Arrow Crab also known as the Spider Crab or the Yellow Lined Spider Crab. The Arrow Crab has a small triangular shaped body with exceptionally long legs that make it look like a spider. The colors of the Arrow Crab vary from tan to brown with an iridescent blue stripe running horizontally down the body.

The Arrow Crab is found mostly in the rocky subtidal areas of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. 
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Emerald Crab

Emerald Crab

Emerald Crab

Mithraculus sculptus

The Emerald Crab is most commonly known for its use in the Marine Aquarium to consume bubble algae and other types of nuisance algae.

The appearance of the Emerald Crab is a characteristic flat shiny Emerald Green shell and hairy legs, the Emerald Crab also has cupped claws that allow it to easily pull algae from rocks and other surfaces. This is a small species of crab normally getting no more than an inch and a half in length.

The Emerald Crab is native to the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic. They are a peaceful tank mate that will not be a bother to most other inhabitants but has been known to eat certain types of coral as will most scavengers. Keeping Emerald Crabs with aggressive or predatory fish may keep them in hiding so they will never come out to graze at all.

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