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Anemone Hermit Crab
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Anemone Hermit Crab

Dardanus pedunculatus
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Anemone Giant Hermit Crab makes a great scavenger for waste food and algae clean up in the larger fish aquarium.
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This Giant Hermit Crab has formed a symbiotic relationship with the anemone Calliactis polypus with which it shares a home. The anemone attached to the shell provides camouflage, protection, and the two invertebrates share food. In the wild, when the crab moves the anemone about the reef, it helps the anemones disperse. When the crab outgrows its shell, it will leave it behind and find a new, larger shell and transfer the anemone on to it or select a larger anemone.

This Hermit Crab prefers an aquarium with large amounts of stable rock work and dim light.

The Hermit Crab is aggressive and makes a poor candidate for a reef or peaceful fish aquarium. It will eat fish, snails, and worms, but also detritus and some algae.

As it grows, it will need larger shells, therefore multiple sizes of gastropod shells should be available to it.

If there is insufficient algae to eat, dried seaweed should be provided. Molluscs, worms, and other meaty items can be provided.

Minimum Aquarium Size

300 L

Max Size

10 cm

Reef Safe

No

Temperament

Aggressive

Diet

Carnivore

Care

Easy

Origin

Indian Ocean

Venomous

No

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