Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes ohshimai)
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Max Size: 1 inch
Diet: Carnivore, Filter Feeder
Reef Compatible: With Caution. May attack other anemone dwellers.
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon
The Porcelain Anemone Crab is a beautiful species that typically has a white body with red spots or blotches. These crabs have two large front claws which they use for defense against potential predators. They are peaceful and would make a great addition to any reef or invertebrate aquarium.
In the wild, Porcelain Anemone Crabs are usually found living in pairs under the protection of an anemone. While they may try to defend their territory from clownfish, the clownfish usually wins. However, they can be aggressive towards their own species and should not be kept with larger, aggressive crabs that may harm them.
The Porcelain Anemone Crab feeds on planktonic food and mucus from the anemone. If needed, it can also be supplemented with tablet food placed next to the anemone.