Polkadotted Hermit Crab (Phimochirus operculatus)
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76 Litres (20 US G.)
1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")
8.2 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Requires close examination
- Will not bother fish tankmates, but may prey on snails for their shells.
- Will eat many kinds of algae, including red slime algae. If there's not enough algae present, supplement with dried seaweed.
- Reef tank.
- A small hermit. Right claw is greatly enlarged. Base is maroon to orange with white polka dots. Pincer is white. When withdrawn inside shell, the wide pincer covers opening entirely and resembles a turbo snail.