What Are The Best Hermit Crabs For The Reef?

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So, What Is The Best (meaning: Least Invasive / Least Aggressive) Hermit Crabs For The Typical Lps/soft Coral Reef Tank? Thanks In Advance.....


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Red legs are pretty good workers and are less agressive than blue legs. Scarlets are the least agressive IMO but don't work as well as the red legs. Blue legs are the best workers but are natural born killers.


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I have the best luck with Scarlets.
Blues are mean
reg reef hermits do not seem to last long...


I agree, blue legs are super aggresive, they killed all my snails and sometimes managed to nibble on corals no matter what. I've not seen my reds do that yet.