Calico Crab - Hepatus epheliticus - Small/Medium
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Calico Crabs (Hepatus epheliticus) have predominantly white shells, but they are decorated with large purple or pinkish spots on their carapace, and stripes on their legs. These are shame-face type crabs, with rounded shells and specialized claws that can from a shield over the crab's face.
These are unique crabs, and they grow to about 4 inches wide. They spend a good majority of their time buried in the sand bed, and they should be supplied with a bed at least 2-3 inches deep. They merge at night to scavenge for food. These crabs should not be trusted with delicate corals or inverts, but should not harm fish.
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|Common Name||Calico Crab - Sm/Med|
|Scientific Name||Hepatus epheliticus|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
|Max Size (in inches)||5|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||55|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.026|
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