Meet our charming Blue Leg Hermit Crabs (Clibanarius tricolor),
the lively and beneficial addition your marine aquarium has been waiting for.
These endearing crustaceans are not only captivating with their striking blue
legs but also play a crucial role in keeping your tank clean and balanced.
Blue Leg Hermit Crabs are characterized by their eye-catching
electric blue legs, which add a burst of color to your underwater landscape.
Beyond their aesthetics, these crabs are diligent cleaners and are often
referred to as the "janitors" of the sea. They voraciously consume
detritus, algae, and decaying matter, helping to maintain optimal water quality
and a pristine environment for your marine life.
Their small size and peaceful nature make them an excellent choice
for any aquarium, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned enthusiast. Blue Leg
Hermit Crabs are known for their social behavior and are a delightful addition
to a community of marine organisms. Watch them scuttle about, searching for
bits of food and helping to keep your tank clean. Add both visual appeal and functional
utility to your aquarium with our Blue Leg Hermit Crabs!
- Tank Size: Suitable
for a range of tank sizes, but a minimum of 10 gallons is recommended.
- Water Parameters: Maintain
a temperature of 72-78°F (22-26°C), a pH level between 8.1-8.4, and a
specific gravity of 1.023-1.025.
- Feeding: Blue
Leg Hermit Crabs are omnivores and will readily consume algae, detritus,
and leftover fish food. Provide supplemental food like seaweed or algae
wafers to ensure they get enough nutrients.
- Compatibility: These
hermit crabs are generally peaceful and can coexist with various fish and
- Shells: Ensure
a variety of empty shells are available in the tank for them to move into
as they grow.
- Maintenance: Regular
water changes and monitoring water quality are important for their
This item is held in an
invertebrate only system.