Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)

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Blue-Legged Hermit Crab

Blue-Legged Hermit Crab

Clibanarius tricolor

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-2.5cm (1-1 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Additional scientific names

Calcinus tricolor

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Blue-Legged Hermit Crab, Blue Leg Hermit Crab

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to the west Atlantic, especially the Caribbean Sea.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Mixes well with most tank mates. Be wary keeping with snails.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous, will eat fish food leftovers, fish wastes, and will sift the substrate for foodstuff. Feed them algae if food is scarce for them to find.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

It is blue, and unlike other hermit crabs, both arms are equal sized.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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