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The Left-Handed Hermit Crab, scientifically known as Paguristes cadenati, is a charming and unique marine invertebrate that adds a touch of intrigue and activity to saltwater aquariums. With its distinct appearance and entertaining behavior, the Left-Handed Hermit Crab is a true gem that will enhance the visual and interactive aspects of your underwater world.


The Left-Handed Hermit Crab showcases a distinctive trait that sets it apart from other hermit crab species. It has a preference for using its left claw to protect its soft abdomen, unlike most hermit crabs that favor the right claw. Their elongated body and shell-dwelling behavior make them captivating to observe as they explore and scavenge for food.


These hermit crabs are known for their scavenging behavior, helping to clean the aquarium by consuming leftover food, detritus, and algae. They are peaceful and can be kept in groups within a suitable marine setup.


Caring for the Left-Handed Hermit Crab involves maintaining stable water conditions. They thrive in a marine environment with proper salinity, temperature, and pH levels. Providing ample hiding spots, live rock, and empty shells for them to choose from will contribute to their well-being. Their diet consists of a varied mix of foods, including high-quality marine pellets, frozen foods, and occasional plant matter.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Left-Handed Hermit Crab.

Left Handed Hermit Crab

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