Electric Orange Hermit Crab


Scientific name - Calcinus sp.

Family – Diogenidae

Common name – Electric Orange Hermit Crabs

Max Size – 2 in (3 cm)

Range: Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Care Level – Easy

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge debris and algae but can be feed small meaty items and algae sheets.

Aquarium suitability -

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This crab is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean, and will roam the aquarium searching for debris and algae to eat. They may kill snails for their shells so provide empty shells for them to move into as they grow. Crabs are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and small amounts will kill them.