These crabs don shells on their backs like the hermit crab, but the pet store entitled them “furry crabs”

These crabs don shells on their backs like the hermit crab, but the pet store entitled them “furry crabs”

I believe You will find an account your but it’s according to Ca varieties (roughly relates to warm variety also)

-“Hairy” hermit crabs- I just purchased two medium sized (approx 3″ shells) “hairy crabs” from my favorite fish store. I have looked at everything I can find on the internet pertaining to these crabs to no avail. Since I rely on info I obtain from the internet to learn about new purchases I am stumped by the lack of info on my crabs. I placed one crab in my 55g reef tank with LR and one coral. It also has a large yellow tang, 7 assorted damsels, a brittle star and a goby. Is the crab a danger to any of these already established animals. The other crab went into a 75g tank with a blue tang (approx 8″) and a carpet anemone. I am just stocking this tank as it’s only 3 months old. If these crabs are aggressive I will definitely take them back to the store and get something more compatible for my tanks. Also since they seem to be of the hermit family should I keep several larger shells available for them to use as homes. Thanks for all the info your website brings to those of us who are less than marine biologists. Janie

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