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Tank cleaner, eats algae and detritus.
Behavior: The Phimochirus operculatus is generally semi-aggressive toward other tankmates.
Water parameters: Keep water quality high (SG 1.023 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Care: Many consider the Phimochirus operculatus a low-maintenance specimen. Not venomous.
Size: The Blue Leg Hermit Crab may grow to 1 inches.
Origin: The Blue Leg Hermit Crab is commonly collected from the Caribbean.
Feeding: It likes to eat eats meaty bits of seafood, algae and detritus.
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