Mithraculus sculptus. Suggested 1 crab for every Foot length of your aquarium with HEAVY rock work ie.3+lbs per gallon, 1 for every 2 feet of aquarium for light or medium rock work > 3lbs per gallon.
OCCASSIONALLY THESE ANIMALS MAY ARRIVE WITH MISSING LEGS. WE DO NOT SHIP CRABS IF THEY ARE MISSING MORE THAN 2 LEGS. ALTHOUGH, THIS IS A RARE OCCURANCE, BE IT KNOWN THE LEGS WILL GROW BACK. TIGER LILY'S INSPECTS ALL LIVE STOCK PRIOR TO SHIPPING.
EMERALD CRAB Mithraculus sculptus
Species: Mithraculus sculptus
Common: Emerald Crab
Category: Reef Safe CLEAN UP CREW
APROX Purchase Size: ~1/2"- 1.5"
REEF SAFE : YES
SPECIAL NOTE: Mithraculus sculptus are easy to keep, they spend most of their time forage and scrapping rocks looking for algae as well as left of food debris. They have ~4 year life expectancy.
Natural Ecology: Mithraculus sculptus inhabit rocky reef and intertidal zones. They often are found living in and near the base of rock formations, and within crevices looking for food.
Aquarium Size : PICO and Above
ORIGIN: Wide Spread ours NORMALLY are improrted from the 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 Mithraculus sculptus when minimal forage space is available in the aquairum.