Halloween Hermit Crab

Halloween Hermit Crab

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Common Name(s): Halloween Hermit Crab

Scientific name: Ciliopagurus strigatus
Care Level: Easy
Feeding Requirements: Omnivore
Max Size: 4"

A native of Hawaii, the Halloween Hermit crab boast attractive coloration in addition to a somewhat large size.

As with all Hermits this crab is a very useful addition to the tank cleanup crew, readily consuming uneaten food settling on the bottom; some specimens have even been known to eat hair algae and cyanobacteria films!

Ensure that sufficiently large spare shells are provided to allow this crab to change shells as it grows, otherwise some specimens can resort to killing snails and stealing their shells.