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Hermits, Red or Blue Leg? both?

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RockyHeap

Evil Genius
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Jun 30, 2003
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Sultan, Wa
I was wanting to add to my clean up crew in my 135 gallon reef, and was wanting opinions and input on small hermit crabs.

Presently I have a dozen or so Red Legged hermits, and they don't bother anything from Corals to Inverts or Polyps. In another 55 gallon tank, I have 50-60 small Blue Legged hermits that I brought home from Belize.

I believe I used to hear that you shouldn't mix the hermit types, or that the Blue Legged were more aggresive toward corals or snails.

Should I add some of the blue legs to the main reef tank, or?

thanks
 

Scooterman

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Louisiana
I have both, from what I've see as a rule of thumb, the bigger one will win in most cases. I think also I may of lost a snail here and there but not sure if blue legged crabs attacked them or not. When I need hermits, I just try and get the best available and may the best crab live loll!I would try out a few to see how they react!
 
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