Just a short video allowing you to see a blue leg hermit doing its work.
Blue Leg Hermit Crab
Blue leg Hermits are great additions to a reef because they help to keep them clean and they look cute. They eat slimy algae, hair algae, detritus, and cyanobacteria. They stay away from diatom algae and complex macro algae. They are safe around corals but sometimes attack snails for their shells. If you have enough shells in your tank, they will move into them as they grow and probably leave snails alone.
I was looking through some old photos and ran across this photo. I remember the photo well but was struck by it when I saw it full size, so I decided to share it with you. It is a scarlet hermit crab that used to come to the corner of my Biocube tank. You definitely want to see this one full size. That’s why I have posted it as a picture instead inside a text blog. After you click the photo, you can even click again for a closer look.
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