Scarlet Hermit (Paguristes Cadenati)
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 5 Gal
Approximate Purchase Size: About 1"
Max Size: 1 ½”
Notes: Compared to other Hermits, the Scarlet Reef is known to be genuinely reef safe. It's staple diet consists of all forms of algae, but will also take aquarium foods. A bit larger than it's blue leg and red leg cousins, but is extremely peaceful. Popular in many aquariums.
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.