Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)

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Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab

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Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab

Calcinus laevimanus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")


8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

3-5 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab, Hawaiian Reef Hermit Crab, Left-Handed Hermit Crab

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Will not bother fish tankmates, but may prey on snails for their shells.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will eat many kinds of algae, including red slime algae. If there's not enough algae present, supplement with dried seaweed.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

A small hermit. The lower half of its eye stalk is blue, and the upper half, orange. The legs are striking with black and white banding.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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