The scarlet hermit crab has an incredible appetite for detritus and algae. In fact, they are particularly fond of nuisance algae of the filamentous, hair, and slime varieties, as well as cyanobacteria. | |= COMMON NAME: ||= Scarlet Leg Hermit Crab | |= SCIENTIFIC NAME: ||= Paguristes cadenati | |= SIZE AVAILABLE: ||= ~.5-.75 inch | |= MINIMUM TANK SIZE: ||= 1 crab per gallon | |= FOOD/DIET: ||= Omnivore | |= CARE LEVEL: ||= Moderately easy | |= REEF SAFE: ||= Yes | |= AVAILABILITY: ||= Most always available - 99% | Please note before ordering: *This can be for one of the following, human consumption, while not recommended or used for bait or feeder food for pets. *We have the required federal and state permits to provide this marine life. Available upon request, for all clients or law enforcement officials. *We guarantee that the item(s) will be packaged safely and shipped by next day delivery - only.