Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati)
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The Scarlet Hermit Crab has a larger adult size than most hermits but not so large that you have to worry about them getting into trouble. They have a vibrant red coloration that makes them a favorite among hobbyists. They scavenge fish waste, algae, and detritus that have been deposited on live rock and substrate. The Scarlets are even known to snack on the nuisance hair algae and Red Slime Cyanobacteria. These little guys can find their way into even the smallest of spaces. Like all hermit crabs, they make their home in empty snail shells, so be sure to have an array of empty shells available for them to move into when they grow. They will also take housing matters into their own pincers by occasionally eating a snail and taking that shell over; smaller snails are especially at risk. The Red Tips are very hardy but are sensitive to copper. Make sure to never add copper-based medications into an aquarium with invertebrates.
- - Beginner hobbyist
- - For continued health, supplement with marine algae and small marine meaty foods
- - Drip acclimation is recommended
- - Prefers higher salinity
- - Prefers a well-established aquarium
- - Multiple can be added to aquarium
- - Reef safe
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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