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Halloween Hermit Crab Care | Ciliopagurus strigatus

Halloween hermit crab (Ciliopagurus strigatus)

Why hello there! Long-time aquarists will know that hermit crabs are often colorful, but Ciliopagurus strigatus really takes the cake. Better known as the Halloween hermit crab, this popular aquarium invertebrate’s red and orange stripes are pretty difficult to overlook. Let’s go into everything you need to know about the Halloween hermit crab and keeping … Read more

Gorilla Crab | Aquarium Friend or Foe?

Round crab (Xantho pilipes) underwater in the Mediterranean Sea

If you’re first setting up your reef tank, you’re likely going to be using live rock, which has visual benefits and helps keep your aquarium healthy. Live rock can also harbor a variety of visitors: some good and some bad. They’re called hitchhikers. One common hitchhiker is the gorilla crab. Keep reading to find all … Read more

5 Crabs for The Saltwater Aquarium

pom pom crabs are perfect for you aquarium

5 Crabs for Your Aquarium The world of saltwater fishkeeping is filled with weird, wacky and wonderful creatures. Among our personal favorites here at FantaSEA are crabs. Although not all crabs are reef safe, they’re so funky that they’re hard to pass up! Keep reading to find out 5 of our favorite aquarium crabs for … Read more

Arrow Crab Care & Info

Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) on a Caribbean reef

Weirdo alert! If you’re looking for an unusual crustacean addition to your marine aquarium, you’ve found it. Let us introduce you to this spindly number: the arrow crab. With its extremely long spindly legs and unicorn-like horn on its head, this crab is hard to overlook. Keep reading for everything you need to know about … Read more