RED LEG HERMIT / SCARLET LEG HERMIT CRAB (Paguristes cadenati) Marine Aquarium

RED LEG HERMIT / SCARLET LEG HERMIT CRAB (Paguristes cadenati) Marine Aquarium

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Red Leg Hermit crab, scarlet leg hermit crab (Paguristes cadenati)

Family: diogenidae

Care level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef compatibility: Reef safe

Max size: 4 cm

Diet: Omnivore

A rightful favourite addition to marine aquariums; the red leg or scarlet leg hermit crab is easy to keep over the long term and adds a very desirable splash of colour to a sometimes dull clean up crew. These crabs reach a good size for most reefs striking a balance between so small you lose them and so large they move all your carefully placed rocks.

Red leg hermits are primarily herbivores, if algae is lacking in the aquarium their diet should be substituted with dried seaweed or algae based pellets. Red legs have a voracious appetite and are considered masterful scavengers consuming most things as part of their diet from algae to meaty left overs from feeding fish.


Due to variations in species your item may not be identical to that featured in the image, we do however ensure the species is correct and that the markings and colors are very similar.

Before ordering please familiarise yourself with our alive arrive guarantee and the process for making claims under our guarantee.

We offer an 'Arrive Alive' guarantee on all corals, critters, fish and invertebrates. If they do not arrive alive then subject to these terms and conditions you can request a replacement or refund. We guarantee our livestock will arrive alive, there is no reason why it should arrive any other way due to the care and professional way in which they are packaged with heatpacks, polystyrene boxes and all other necessary precautions considered for the species we are shipping.

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Customer needs and animal care are at the centre of our business

We believe you can only get value if you get quality too and most of our customers agree we’ve got the balance right. From gentle acclimation and monitoring tank mates to tailored diets we go the extra mile to ensure we offer happy, healthy, livestock.

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Really nice shop. Nice coral and fish selection and prices are good too. Fish food is also a good quality and price. Will be visiting again soon 👍

Dee Stan

May be smaller then some shops in the area but very well priced and can always find a little jem or two in here I never leave without something new for the tank

Richard Fincham