Orders placed today will ship Wednesday, February 8th. Later dates available by request.

Free Priority Mail shipping on Cleaner Packages and for orders over $75. Starred* species cannot ship with Priority Mail. Very large orders should go with UPS.

Please wait until it warms up before ordering if you live in ME, MN, MT, SD, WI or WY. We need temperature lows above 20 degrees and highs above 30 degrees to ship safely. 


Imported Hermits

Species Availability:   No stock
Resides : Rocks and sand
Consumes : Detritus, Hair Algae, Film Algae, and some species of Cyanobacteria
Max Size : 1 - 1.5" or 25mm - 40mm
Origin : Indo Pacific, Africa, Eastern Pacific
Availability: Almost always
Warnings : May attack snails and other hermits for their shells.

This mix of assorted reef safe hermit crabs are good at removing hair algae and detritus, and fair at removing some kinds of cyanobacteria and film algae from your tank. They will spend their time on the rocks and on the substrate of your aquarium, with a preference for the rocks. These hermits will eat some of the thinner complex macroalgae, including Ulva, Scroll Algae, and Caulerpa verticillata. While they will not eat your corals, they may attack snails for their shells. You can reduce this risk by having plenty of empty shells for them to move into. The hermit crabs vary in size. 

 Hermits included in this package may include, but are not limited to:

  • Calcinus latens
  • Calcinus guamensis
  • Calcinus argus
  • Calcinus cf. revi
  • Calcinus haigae
  • Calcinus gaimardii
  • Calcinus seurati
  • Clibanarius rutilus
  • Clibinarius longitarsus

And other hermits as they become available.  

We recommend that orders over 50 hermits be shipped via UPS or Express Mail.

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