Anemone Crab


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The Anemone Crab is an entertaining addition to a reef aquarium, favored for its peaceful nature and unique feeding mechanisms, the porcelain crab is easily recognizable by their flat, round bodies and prominent front claws. Their most distinctive feature, however, are the maxillipeds—front arms with feather-like ends—used for filtering plankton from the water, making them fascinating to watch as they capture their food.

In their natural habitat, Anemone Crabs often pair up and dwell among or beneath rocks, This means you should have an aquarium setup with plenty of live rock which serves dual purposes: providing refuge and aiding in their filter-feeding habits. It’s crucial for their environment to be free of predatory fish and harmful invertebrates to ensure their safety and wellbeing, as they are very docile. Additionally, these crabs are reef-safe, coexisting harmoniously without disturbing other invertebrates or corals.

To maintain their health and support their unique dietary needs, Anemone Crabs should be offered a mix of planktonic foods suitable for filter feeders, as well as small, meaty foods like bits of fish or shrimp. This variety not only caters to their natural scavenging behaviors but also ensures they receive all necessary nutrients to thrive in a captive environment. Ensuring a balanced diet and a safe, structured habitat will help these interesting invertebrates flourish in your aquarium.


*The Anemone / Porcelain Crab, and all our inverts, are for saltwater aquariums only.*

  • All invertebrates have an arrive alive guarantee.

  • Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image. 

  • *Please note that we cannot guarantee that this crab will have both claws. They will have at least one and will grow back the missing one upon their next molt.*


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