he Flame Tip Hermit Crab, also known as the Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab, is a small and colorful invertebrate commonly kept in saltwater aquariums. As its name suggests, this species has a bright orange or reddish body with distinctive white bands on its legs. They are scavengers and will help keep the aquarium clean by eating leftover food and algae.
Flame Tip Hermit Crabs are generally peaceful and can coexist with a variety of other marine animals. They are active and entertaining to watch as they scurry around the aquarium, picking up bits of food and debris. These hermit crabs prefer a sandy substrate to burrow into and will also appreciate plenty of hiding places in the form of rocks and crevices.
It's important to provide adequate calcium for the Flame Tip Hermit Crab to help them maintain a healthy exoskeleton. They will also require a source of iodine, which can be provided through the addition of a supplement or by feeding them iodine-rich foods such as seaweed.
In terms of tank requirements, Flame Tip Hermit Crabs are relatively undemanding and can be kept in aquariums as small as 10 gallons. They will appreciate plenty of hiding places and a variety of surfaces to climb on, including live rock and coral. It's also important to ensure that the aquarium is securely covered, as these hermit crabs are known to be escape artists.
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