|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
- Clibinarius longitarsus
And other hermits as they become available.
We recommend that orders over 50 hermits be shipped via UPS or Express Mail.