Hermit (Clibanarius tricolor)
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Tank Size: 5 gal
Purchase Size: ¼”
Max Size: About 1”
Notes: These are tiny powerhouses, known to voraciously
eat detritus, aquarium food, decomposing material and various forms of algae
(diatoms, green hair and even cyanobacteria). The Blue Leg Hermit also sifts
through the top layer of sand in the aquarium keeping it clean and aerated.
considered to be reef safe it is advised with caution as it may nip at coral.
It may also attack and kill snails for it shells.