Green Leg Reef Hermit Crab
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Click Here to See ImagesThe Green Leg Reef Hermit Crab, Paguristes sp., are a common type of reef hermit crab that is compatible with all home aquariums. These invertebrates provide an indispensible cleaner funciton to most tanks by eating degrading matter and detritus while also mixing up sandy substrates. The Green Leg Reef Hermit is named for its noticeable green legs. It is best kept in a reef style aquarium with plentiful algal buildup and other edible matter, however they will accept many other types of food. Hermit crabs are almost a necessity to most tanks and do not take any measured steps to care for.
- Scientific Name: Paguristes sp.
- Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
- Max. Size: 2"
- Diet: Scavenger
- Origin: Pacific, Atlantic