The Porcelain Anemone Crab is white and burgandy with red spots and/or blotches of red or brown. They have very large front claws which they use to fend off potential predators. They are peaceful, and make a wonderful addition to any reef or invertebrate aquarium. Porcelain Anemone Crabs live together in pairs under the protection of an anemone. It may attempt to defend its territory from clownfish that try to establish themselves among the anemone, although the clownfish generally prevails. It is aggressive toward conspecifics, and should not be kept with larger, aggressive crabs which may attack it. It eats planktonic food and mucus from the anemone. It may be supplemented with tablet food placed next to the anemone.
Actual size 1/2"-1" Maximum Size: 1"
Feeding: Carnivore, Filter Feeder
Minimum Tank Size: 10g
Reef Compatible: Yes With Caution
Scientific Name: Neopetrolisthes ohshimai
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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