- colorful appearance
- can be socialized
- no uncontrolled reproduction
- suitable for beginners
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The pretty Gaimards hermit crab is a pretty bottom dweller in the marine aquarium and very easy to care for to boot. Scientifically it is called Calcinus gaimardii and is found in almost all oceans. With its colorful appearance it inspires for a long time in the hobby and is a great eye-catcher, which still keeps the reef clean.
With a size of about 4 cm it belongs to the smaller hermit crabs. Since it also sheds its skin at regular intervals, it needs several spare shells in different sizes. It can happen that it preys on snails if there are not enough shells available. His aquarium should be at least 100 liters in volume, especially for coral aqu ariums he is great and can be kept in a group, but also alone. Nothing stands in the way of a socialization with other invertebrates or fish.
The Gaimards hermit crab can also score in terms of color, as it has a color palette ranging from reddish brown to a bright orange. Light blue ringed eyes sit on its dark to orange eye stalks. His legs also blend can range in color from a rusty red to a light ocher. Its noticeably enlarged left claw is striking.
In the aquarium this omnivorous cute comrade feeds on fish food remains, but also on deceased fellow inhabitants and zoobenthos. With live and frozen food he can be fed varied and species-appropriate. It also feeds on filamentous algae and nibbles green and brown algae deposits from the reef, keeping it sparkling clean
Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.
|Scientific name:||Calcinus gaimardii|
|German name:||Gaimard's hermit crab|
|Difficulty level:||for beginners|
|Coloration:||rust red to orange, antennae orange, eyestalks brown to orange with light blue eyes, clearly enlarged left claw.|
|Water parameters:||Salinity: 35 g/l, density: 1.023, KH 7-9 °dKH, pH 7.7-8.5, calcium: 400-430 mg/l, magnesium: 1,250-1,350 mg/l, temperature 24-28 °C|
|Tank size:||100 l and up|
|Food||Omnivorous: algae and growth, fish food, zoobenthos, live and frozen food|
|Behavior||peaceful, territorial in places|
|Group size||3 and up|
- Item no: 27201