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Electric Blue Hermit Crab


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  1. Electric Blue Hermit Crab Electric Blue Hermit Crab

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    Type: Crab
    Scientific Name: calcinus elegans
    Color: Blue
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Easy
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    St. Joseph, MI
    Posts
    511
    First Name
    Nate
     

    Additional Information & Description

    The larger of the two blue hermit crabs. This one has almost equal size claws. An omnivore, and when food is present it barrels out of hiding. It's known to steal food from my favia's and chalices when they are fed. Also has never touched my 2 3yr old Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs.



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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Posts
    7,763
    First Name
    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

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    Wonderful picture Nate! I like it a lot
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,754
    First Name
    Jim

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    I've got one of these too. Pretty well behaved...the only complaint is that it is big enough to knock things over.

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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    St. Joseph, MI
    Posts
    511
    First Name
    Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    I've got one of these too. Pretty well behaved...the only complaint is that it is big enough to knock things over.
    Mine knocks things over, but being a 24g cube I can deal with it. The only big thing is to look at corals it may knock over and get stung by other corals.

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    bigbill - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    warren mi
    Posts
    1,078
    First Name
    Bill
    Awards Grow Out King - 2011 Grow Out Contest Photo of the Month MBI Participant

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    I've got one of these too. Pretty well behaved...the only complaint is that it is big enough to knock things over.
    i have a few to and that is the only draw back is there worse then the Mexican snails about knocking over anything not glued down
    I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
    Steve Irwin
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