Hermit crab changed colour

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  1. Kevin

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    In December, I collected a few local hermits from Eastlondon. They are green in colour with yellow spots on their feet. These guys really mow down hair algae and macro algae.

    All of them are doing fine, but one has decided to change colour. It has gone a dark blue colour. I thought it was molting but it has been like this for a few weeks now. It is very active and is eating well.

    Anybody here know why hermits change colour?
     
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  3. ReefMaster_SA

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    wow sound cool. dont really know
     
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    i like you answer. lol
     
  5. Boegie

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    I want to get some local hermits, but am always scared it will fight with the red legged one I bought from lfs. Will just take the plunge and try.
     
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    I got both the local and red leg hermits. They generally leave each other alone. Just keep some extra shells lying arround as they seem to fight over shells and the red leg guys are not as agro as the local ones.

    The local ones seem to mow down macro algae like lawn.
     
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    Thanks Kevin. Going to add some local ones.
     
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