Hermit crab

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  1. Octopus

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    I was wondering if anyone will be able to tell me what species of hermit it is that is found on the kzn coast: black to brownish in collour with yellow dots/bands on the legs. Don't have any pics but thought there might be a couple of crab experts out there that will be able to tell me what it is.
     
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    Sorry, no can do from my end.
     
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    Thanx for the reply Alan, maybe it will help if I can get a pic of one of these.
     
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    Hi Octopus,

    I don't know the name of these crabs, but i do know that they are reefsafe.
     
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    Thanx Dober man, That allready helps I wanted to I.D them first before putting them in my tank.
     
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    i have one of those in my sump , the reason he's in there cause he was nipping on my pin cushion , but as the experts say , it up to the individual ... put him in but watch him ....
     
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    The problem is a friend sent me 27 of them.
     
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    Hi, i believe that they are called calibanarius virescenes.

    They are OK (in my very limeted exsperiance), but 27 is a large number. I hade 6 in a nano, it is 5 to much. They eat everything small if they are hungry.
     
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    ive got +-50 of those in my tank,some with pink shells
     
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    Len thanx for the info, want to see if I can find out more about them now that I have a name to start of with.
     

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