Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes ohshimai)

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The Saltwater Porcelain Anemone Crab is a docile and reef safe addition to any invertebrate or reef aquarium. You can read more about these cool crabs on our blog. They like to get into pairs under the shelter of an anemone and will try to fend off other creatures invading their space. Eats microorganisms in the water column and mucus from the anemone that it has a symbiotic relationship with.

COMMON NAME:   Anemone Crab
  SCIENTIFIC NAME:   Neopetrolisthes oshimai
  SIZE AVAILABLE:   ~3/8 inch
  MINIMUM TANK SIZE:   20 gallons
  FOOD/DIET:   Omnivore
  CARE LEVEL:   Moderately easy
  REEF SAFE:   Yes
  AVAILABILITY:   Most always available - 99%

  • White with red/brown spots, peaceful creatures which like to live around anemones.
  • This is a filter feeder.
  • A very hardy crab that lives in carpet anenomes, though they do not need the anemone to live well.
  • They can live in rocks and corals and help keep the tank clean. Please note before ordering: (This can be for one of the following, human consumption, while not recommended or used for bait or feeder food for pets.)
  • We have the required federal and state permits to provide this marine life. Available upon request, for all clients or law enforcement officials.
  • We guarantee that the animals will be packaged safely and shipped by next day delivery - only.

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