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Red Scarlet Leg Hermit Crab -Paguristes cadenati

Red Scarlet Leg Hermit Crab -Paguristes cadenati

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The Scarlet Hermit Crab is another great add-on to the tank cleaning crew that will rid your tank of detritus and clean your rocks. Generally purchased in packs or 5 or more.

Category Invertebrate
Care Level Easy
Diet Omnivore
Size 1-2 Inches
Origin Florida
Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine
Water Condition 72-78F, dkh 8-12, PH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Water Flow Medium
Light Medium
Reef Compatible Yes
Compatibility See Chart 


he small Scarlet Leg Hermit Crabs have a voracious appetite for detritus and algae. They are particularly fond of nuisance algae of the filamentous, hair, and slime varieties, as well as cyanobacteria. The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs are very peaceful towards other crabs, snails and cleaner crew participants. An ample supply of empty shells should be available for the Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab to move into as they molt and grow