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Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits

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Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits Taxonomy:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits belong to the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Crustacea, Order Decapoda, Family Diogenidae, Genus Calcinus and Species elegans. Scientific names:
The scientific name of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits is Calcinus elegans. Other common names:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are also commonly known as Blue Knuckle Hermit Crab, Electric Leg Hermit Crab and Halloween Hermit Crab. Origin or natural range:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits originate from the Marshall Islands. Size:
Both the male and the female varieties of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits grow up to approximately five centimeters or two inches. Color:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits occur in neon blue, orange and black colors. Compatibility:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are semi-aggressive towards the other marine aquarium invertebrates. Habit & Habitat:
Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits dwell in empty shells of snail or triton. They either live in abandoned shells or can even go to the extent of killing the snail and using its shell thereafter. Morphology:

  • Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are significantly hardy.
  • As the name suggests, the legs of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are electric blue in color, patterned with black bands.
  • The antennae of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are bright orange in color.
  • The brown colored claws of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are of nearly the same size.
  • Growth enabling environment in your marine aquarium:
    Your marine aquarium must meet the following environmental specifications for the good growth of Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits:
  • Temperature of water: In a marine aquarium, Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits require the temperature range of Seventy-five to eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit or twenty-four to twenty-nine degrees Celsius.
  • Specific gravity of water: The specific gravity of water should be maintained within 1.020 to 1.025.
  • pH of water: The pH value of water in your marine aquarium hosting Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits should scale between 8.10 and 8.40.
  • Habit & habitat:
  • To host Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits, you should have a reef type marine aquarium.
  • Keep gastropod shells of various sizes, measuring up to a maximum of two inches in diameter, in your marine aquarium so that Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits may shift to a bigger shell as they outgrow the existing one.
  • You can keep one to two Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits in your marine aquarium.
  • Feeding & Nutrition:
  • Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are omnivorous and are scavengers in their feeding habit and eat detritus, fish and algae, including green hair algae, brown algae and cyanobacteria, found on the rocks, thereby cleaning the aquarium.
  • If your marine aquarium does not have the sufficient quantity of algae in it then, add dry seaweed in the water as supplementary food for Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits.
  • Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits search the food in the sand by ploughing it and thus improving the aeration in the sand.
  • Care:
    Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits are easy to maintain. Caution:
    If there are not enough gastropod shells in your marine aquarium for Marshall Island Electric Blue Hermits, the crabs may kill the snails in your reef tank to obtain their shells.