Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)

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Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab

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Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab

Calcinus laevimanus

Easy

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

3-5 years




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Alternative names

Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab, Hawaiian Reef Hermit Crab, Left-Handed Hermit Crab

Sexing

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility

Will not bother fish tankmates, but may prey on snails for their shells.

Diet

Will eat many kinds of algae, including red slime algae. If there's not enough algae present, supplement with dried seaweed.

Feeding regime

Daily.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

A small hermit. The lower half of its eye stalk is blue, and the upper half, orange. The legs are striking with black and white banding.

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