hermit crabs

  1. R

    Number of hermit crabs

    Hi everyone I started off in December 2020 with a 13.5 gallon reef tank I have just upgraded to 125 gallon reef tank and was wondering what’s a good number of hermit crabs to have I’ve had people tell me that I should have one per 10 gallons I’ve had people tell me that I should have one per...
  2. 802ScubaFish

    Hermits Eat Clove Polyps?

    This morning I noticed a patch of clove polyps that were growing up the glass had dissapeared completely. The glass is completely bare (no green film algae or anything) around where the polyps are missing as well. On both sides of the missing patch all the rest of the polyps are fine and open as...
  3. Zoa_Fanatic

    Halloween Hermits?

    I am looking to get a single hermit for my biocube 16 LED. I have a few cerith and astrea snails in there right now and a single scarlet hermit that may or may not be dead. Just added a small sized sand sifting conch recently. Would a halloween hermit be ok around this cleanup crew or would it...
  4. Zoa_Fanatic

    Opinions on zebra hermits

    Anyone have any opinion on zebra hermits? I’ve got one in my 32 biocube led and so far I know he’s killed one snail but whatever. I don’t care about that. My question is will he kill my blue legs and my scarlet? This is the first and only zebra hermit I’ve ever had. I found him half dead in a...
  5. D

    Dwarf Zebra Hermit nesting on Torch

    Hi guys, new to reefing and recently purchased some blue legged hermits online but when they came one was a dwarf zebra hermit. He has taken to our torch frag and literally doesn’t move off it, is this normal? Is he hurting it? Really appreciate some advice. We also had two reg legged hermits...
  6. jackalexander

    Clean Up Crew

    Currently have 6 hermits and 1 mexican turbo snail in my 32g and they are definitely not able to keep up! I was thinking: 5 Astraea Turbos 5 Super Tongan Nassarius 5 red dwarf hermits 5 blue dwarf hermits Is this too much? Too little? Good mix? any suggestions help!
  7. A

    Hermit crabs dying

    New to saltwater aquarium hobby. I have a 20 gallon tank fish only. I have had general success with it up to this point (the fish are doing fine). I bought 4 electric blue hermit crabs for a CUC and in the last 2 weeks have lost 3. I also have a cleaner shrimp who has been doing great. My...
  8. ZooMontana88

    Build Thread 75g Build Progression

    Hey y'all! I have a few photos to share of my setup. Added 3 macros today. Currently have a Clown and a flower nem in quarantine tank. Will post those 2 after introduction to display. Display has 1 Royal Gramma, 1 Citron Clown Goby, 1 Condylacti, 1 Bubbletip, 2 colonies of polyps, 1 colony of...
  9. BloopFish

    Clam in a tank filled with Crabs?

    Currently have a 13.5 gallon thats loaded with crabs. I have a halloween hermit crab, 20+ electric orange hermit crab, decorator crabs, pitho crabs, all of which are crabs that don't touch my corals. On the other hand, I put a tiny cross barred venus clam in the sand bed and I later found that...
  10. T

    Help i.d hermit crab.

    What is this hermit crab? Is it reef safe? Any information is welcomed! Thank you!
  11. Bhor217

    Best online source for hermits in CUC

    Hey all, Hoping to get some suggestions on what you think the best online sources are for hermits. I am looking to buy 50, and was wondering if there is any difference between sources online. Thanks for help!
  12. mattybecks

    My first Marine tank, 170L, 100cm x 40cm x 45cm.

    Thought I would share some pics of my setup. Added the clowns two weeks ago, and the firefish yesterday. I was thinking of doing one or two more fish in here...
  13. LilElroyJetson

    Blue-Legged Hermit Crab Attacked My Garf Bonsai

    My corals were looking incredible for weeks now and I hadn’t seen any of the hermits in the tank bothering them aside from trampling my zoas while they roamed around...until today. I caught one of the blue legged hermit crabs literally in between the branches of my Garf Bonsai and it looked like...
  14. grassy_noel

    Hermits eating coralline algae

    I'm almost sure that my tiny (maybe red legged) hermit crabs are eating the coralline algae off my rocks. I had some nice purple patches developing on my dry rock and now they're completely white. I noticed last night that three crabs were all clustered around one little dot of purple. Also...
  15. 1

    Best Reef Safe Hermit Crabs?

    Reason why I'm asking this is because I was told couple different stories all at once. One person said that ONLY blue leg hermit crabs are reef safe Another said that all hermit crabs are reef safe and lastly another person said red leg can be hit or miss All 3 happen to work at the same LFS...
  16. Hugo Garcia

    Is my Hermit Crab dead?

    Hi guys, I’m so sad, my hermit crab was switching shells yesterday and this morning I found him out of his shells. He was still moving and trying to get into the shells, but now a couple of hours later he is not moving, he is just laying still on this position. I’m afraid he has died. Can...
  17. awtank2017

    Hermit Crabs Dying

    Since starting my 24gal Biocube, I have had a total of 10 hermit crabs. I initially had 3 along with a blue tuxedo urchin and two of the crabs died off within a couple of weeks. Then I purchased 7 more along with 5 turbo snails. A couple weeks later we added 3 corals, followed by a Tongan...
  18. Hugo Garcia

    Hermit Crabs all Molting at the same time

    Hey guys, so I’ve had 6 hermit crabs in my 20 gallon tank for 2 weeks now, and during the first days they where all right, moving around, doing stuff, but lately they’ve all stop moving and 3 of them have molted, at same time. I find this very strange, they all seem to be alive, but not moving...
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