Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)

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Electric Blue Hermit Crab

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Electric Blue Hermit Crab

Calcinus elegans

Moderate

sg

1.023 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

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8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Other (See article)

4-5 years




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Alternative names

Blue Knuckle Hermit Crab, Electric Blue Hermit Crab, Electric Leg Hermit Crab, Halloween Hermit Crab

Sexing

Unknown

Tank compatibility

Can be aggressive towards snails.

Diet

Part of the clean-up crew, it will eat many kinds of algae and sift the sand. Its diet can be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Feeding regime

How often to feed, etc.

Environment Specifics

Needs an SG of 1.023-1.025.

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

Blue legs striped with black bands. Long eye stalks, lower half blue, upper half orange. Bright orange antennae. A colour variant of this species can be found in the Hawaiian Islands. It sports black and orange legs instead of the normal black and blue legs. This variation is commonly known as the "Halloween Hermit".

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