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Blue Legged Hermit in Brackish

Discussion in 'Marine Invertebrates' started by CinnamonPearl, Oct 1, 2015.

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    CinnamonPearl Professional Whovian

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    I'm constructing a 38gal brackish tank, and I was really hoping to have some blue legged hermit crabs in there along with the other invertebrates. However, my planned salinity is going to be 1.005 (maybe a little higher, just low enough for FW plants), and I recently read that blue legs can only go as low as 1.010. Is this true? If so, what other hermit crabs could I get? I've heard of Clibanarius africanus, but I can't find them anywhere. Thanks.
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    tanker Josh Holloway--Be mine!!!

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    I am not sure about the other crabs, but SW Hermit Crabs (Like the blue legs that you want), are true SW crabs. They need a Salinity of 1.010 to 1.015 to live.

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