Scientific Name: Phimochirus operculatus
Reef safe: Yes
Care level: Easy
Acclimation: Drip application.
The Polkadot Hermit Crab is a sought after species in the reef hobby. The Polkadot Hermit Crab is an interesting looking hermit crab due to their long stalked eyes and a vibrant mix of scarlet, violet and white markings. They are great scavengers in a reef tank and will eat up left over food and detritus. The Polkadot Hermit Crab is a peaceful species but it can be aggressive to its own kind. If there is not enough food in the tank for them to eat they should be supplemented flake or pellet foods, and small pieces of meaty foods. Just like many other crabs if there is not enough food in the tank for them to eat they may harm sessile inverts, and corals.