Saltwater Aquarium Crabs for Marine Reef Aquariums: Electric Orange Hermit Crab
Free Shipping!
Electric Orange Hermit Crab
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Electric Orange Hermit Crab (Calcinus cf elegans)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Orange, Tan
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Origin Hawaiian Islands
Family Diogenidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Electric Orange Hermit Crab is a colorful cleaner for the marine aquarium. It has bright orange legs with brown banding. Unlike many members of the Diogenidae family, however, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab has unusually blue eyes. Like its Electric Blue cousin, this hermit crab grows to a considerable 2" size and consumes large amounts of algae, uneaten fish food, and detritus in your aquarium.

The Electric Orange Hermit Crab is native to the Hawaiian Islands. Wild species make its home in abandoned snail or triton shells and pick amongst substrate and reef crevices for algae, seaweed, and other food sources. In the home aquarium, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab requires a similar, well-established environment with live rock outcroppings to forage amongst. With its voracious appetite for algae, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab will help keep green hair algae and cyanobacteria levels diminished in the aquarium. As an added benefit, this species of Calcinus also helps aerate your aquarium substrate as it sifts through the sand in search of food sources.

Many aquarists supply dried seaweed to keep hungry Electric Orange Hermit Crabs fed when algae levels are insufficient. The Electric Orange Hermit Crab also benefits from meaty foods, such as mysis shrimp. In addition, accommodate molting and growth with a variety of empty and larger shells. Though hardy, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab does not tolerate copper-based medications or fluctuating water parameters.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Supplies You May Be Interested In

Customer Testimonials

No testimonials have been submitted for this product.

Would you like to submit a testimonial? Click here

Bookmark and Share
DFS21
Contact us
LIVE HELP
8:30 am - 5 pm CST
7 days a week

EMAIL US
CALL US
1-800-334-3699
8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST, Mon - Fri