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Hermit Crabs Native to: Very wide spread. Most tropical and subtropical intertidal areas. Some temperate intertidal areas. Description: Hermit crabs(though not “true” crabs”) are crustaceans. They belong to the infraorder Anomura. There are both terrestrial and aquatic species of hermits. Shells: Hermit crabs use shells left behind by other animals such as snails and conchs for protection. As they grow they must find new shells to make their homes. Feeding: They are scavengers and feed on a very large variety of...

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Serpent Seastar

Serpent Seastar

Max Length:12″ (though some closely related sea star can reach 10′ in length) Description: These sea stars usually have 5 legs and a large central disc; however some individuals are found with 6 or more legs. These animals are very sensitive to sharp changes in salinity or temperature. Too sharp of a change in water chemistry may send these animals into a defensive panic mode where they will attempt to run from the situation. They will often hide from the light during the day and venture out at night to scavenge for food. When...

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Astrea Snails

Astrea Snails

Astrea snails, Astrea sp. Native to: Different species are collected in different tropical intertidal areas. Description: These snails typically have a white cone shaped shell which is a part of their anatomy and will grow with them. There are also some however that have a star shaped appearance that are occasionally found in the hobby. Feeding: As long as there is not fierce competition for algae in the tank, these animals should do fine for years without any additional food being added. Some holding facilities will add sheets of...

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