Decorator Crab with Sponge*
|Resides : Surfaces it can blend into.
|Consumes : Fish food, hair algae
|Max Size : 1.5" or 40mm
|Origin : Caribbean
|Warnings : Capable of wearing any soft coral, macroalgae, or sponge.
A slow moving and somewhat sloth like creature, the Decorator Crab is one of those critters that makes this hobby enjoyable. By attaching sponges, algae and even soft corals to their carapace, they are able to "disappear" in plain sight. They are omnivores, and will scavenge and pick at live rock. They are pretty good hair algae eaters. When frightened or stressed, they will remain motionless, relying on their camouflage to protect them. If you have a lot of expensive zoas, maybe this isn't the guy for you. If you don't mind a small mobile frag, then this guy is reef safe enough. Grows to have a 1'' wide or so carapace. Crabs purchased under this product listing will be shipped with zoanthids, sponges or tunicates attached.
This species requires UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping.