100 MIX MATCH!!! Stocky Cerith Snails and Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
|Scientific Name||Cerithium spp.|
|Min. Tank Size||10 gallons|
|Mature Size||1 inch|
|Placement in tank||Any|
|Range||Eastern Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean|
Don’t let the Cerith Snail’s small adult size fool you. As well as having a gorgeous, elongated spiral shell, this active scavenger can consume large amounts of detritus, uneaten food, fish waste, and algae. Plus, this species of the Cerithium genus often burrows in your aquarium sand and helps maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.
Native to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, the Cerith Snail does best in larger, well-established reef systems with deep sand beds. This voracious feeder is most active at night. In fact, breeding pairs of Cerith Snails will lay their eggs on your aquarium glass just after dark in long, stringy curves. However, since these eggs take a while to develop, they are often consumed by other tankmates or removed from the water column by filtration before the eggs have a chance to hatch. The Cerith Snail is extremely difficult to breed in captivity. Not only is determining the sexes difficult, but the water parameters required to do so are unknown.
Like other invertebrates, the Cerith Snail is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper based medications. It also requires a gradual acclimation process, preferably the drip acclimation method, since it is sensitive to even minute changes in water parameters.
Blue Leg Hermit Crab, Algae Control, Aquarium, Live Corals, Inverts, CUC
Scientific Name: Clibanarius Tricolor
Approximate Size: 0.5-1.5 Inches
Preferred Diet: Scavenger
Restrictions: Cannot tolerate copper!!
DRIP ACCLIMATION REQUIRED.
Usually you want 1-2 blue legs per gallon
Most inverts do well under 73-78 Fahrenheit, PH 8.0-8.3, Salinity 1.022-1.025
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Crabs & snails do well under 73-78 Fh, PH 8.0-8.3, Salinity 1.022-1.025, Calcium 400-450 ppm, Alkalinity 6-8 We specialize in Live Saltwater Corals: LPS, SPS, Soft Corals, Hard Corals, Leathers, Gorgonians, Sponges, Acans, Zoas, Euphyllia’s, Chalice’s, Yuma’s, Lobo’s, inverts and much more!
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Crabs can be used for human consumption