Scientific Name: Ciliopagurus strigatus
Reef safe: Yes
Care level: Easy
Acclimation: Drip application.
The Halloween Hermit Crab is known for getting rid of nuisance hair algae and cyanobacteria and is an excellent addition to a cleanup crew due to its beautiful body coloration. It is a great cleaner of uneaten food that may settle on substrate and will help aerate sand beds. The Halloween Hermit Crab can grow large and may disrupt coral and rockwork in the aquarium depending on how large it will get. It is wise to provide Halloween hermit crabs with empty snail shells or triton shells, or they may resort to attacking a snail and stealing their shell.