Live Aquaria:  Quality Aquatic Life Direct To Your Door
Free Shipping!
Strawberry Crab
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Strawberry Crab (Liomera sp.)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Red
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 Hawaii
Family Xanthidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information


The Strawberry Crab, also known as the Red Boxing Crab, originates from the pristine waters of Hawaii. They are bright pink with many small white spots. Their front claws, which they use to feed, are blunt and flat on the inside of the hinge. This design makes it very easy for the crab to pick algae from the rocks.

Strawberry Crabs thrive in invertebrate-friendly saltwater aquariums with live rock. They are peaceful, personable, and will generally get along with other invertebrates or fish. Plus, as omnivores, they not only control unwanted algae growth, but will also feed upon uneaten food. If you're looking for a fun, interesting addition to a new or existing cleaning crew, the Strawberry Crab is an ideal choice.

If insufficient algae are present in the aquarium, the diet should be supplemented with both herbivorous and meaty foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/2".

Customer Testimonials

Terri [City Not Selected] , TX
This crab is very fun to watch if you can find it. Even though it is red and you think it would be easy to find. Then you go looking for it and it will be hiding in a place that took you a while to find and it is amazing when you find it in his/hers hiding spot. I would recommend that everyone should have this in there tank as part of there cleaning crew it adds a very nice look to your tank I know it does to my 60 gallon tank. I enjoy having things in my tank that people WOW over and this crab is one of them as well as the fish that are in there.
Scott Paradis Phoenix , AZ
This is a very interesting species and it is very nice to watch. I purchased three recently and I would recommend this species to everyone who wants to spice up their cleaning crew. It does hide a lot and often requires a vigilant eye.
1-2 of 2 testimonials

Bookmark and Share