Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crab Paguristes sp. do readily eat algae and detritus in the aquarium.
THE ISSUE WITH HERMITS IS PICKING THE CORRECT SPECIES
The blueleg are one of the most docile and small species that will not grow into massive bulldozers. Their small size is fantastic for nooks and cranies. Picking at areas and cleaning the rock works that other cleaners can not get to our have the tools(claw) to.
BLUE LEG HERMIT CRAB Paguristes sp.
Species: Paguristes sp.
Common: Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crab (Atlantic)
Category: Reef Safe CLEAN UP CREW
APROX Purchase Size: ~1/4"
REEF SAFE : YES
SPECIAL NOTE: Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crabs - are easy to keep, they spend most of their time forage and scrapping rocks looking for algae as well as left of food debris.
Natural Ecology: Paguristes sp. inhabit rocky reef and intertidal zones. They often are found living on rock formations, and within crevices looking for food.
Aquarium Size : PICO and Above
ORIGIN: Wide Spread ours NORMALLY are improrted from the Atlantic Caribbean.
Feeding: Algae, (hair algae when it is NOT EXTREMELY OVERGROWN) we have found they prefer the new growth. Bubble algae is also occasionly consumed but should NOT be expected to clear out a severe case. The will also eat left over foods as well.
Aggression: NOT Aggresive; This species is docile, it will attack Sanils in the aquarium when minimal forage space is available in the aquairum.