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I 1012

Blue Leg Mighty Algae Devouring Dwarf Hermit

Cilbanarius tricolor
Size:  Approx 1/8-1 inch
Diet: Omnivores that are active scavengers and alage mowers
Reef Safe:Yes
Best Use: Eating leftover food and very active algae mowers

Dr. Mac's Comments:
Blue leg hermits crabs are excellent for reef aquariums, they stay small and are not overly aggressive. They will eat leftover food and LOTS of algae. By cleaning up leftover foods and other wastes they help process this material and keep your tank clean. We love these little guys, they do a great job as tank janitors and are really a joy to watch!  Like all hermits, they may kill snails if they require a new shell and cannot find one so be sure to provide plenty of extras when stocking these animals.