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Clibanarius tricolor
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Family: Diogenidae
Species: Clibanarius tricolor
Common Name: Blue Leg Hermit Crab.
Size: 1" (2.54 cm)
Habitat: Caribbean.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon.
Diet: Omnivore
Behavior: A voracious scavenger, will eat nuisance algae, if food supply is insufficient they may kill snails, also for their shells.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 78°F (22.2 25.6°C), pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023 - 1.026, dKH 8-12
Care: Easy, can be kept in groups.
Communities: Good for all except some hawkfish, puffers and some wrasse may eat these.
Suitability: Good for all with saltwater experience. Some may say these are an integral part of a CUC (clean-up crew).

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