Coenobita rugosus

Ruggie Hermits (Med)

Coenobita rugosus
Qty 1-4 5-9 10+
Price 5.99 4.98 3.98
Savings - 17% 33%

Stock Description:

Medium Sized Crabs

Availability: Occasional
Source: WC

Species Info:









Leg Span






These are found in costal forests areas and can vary a lot in colour until adult. A close cousin of the Strawberry Hermit Crab, this little guy is usually green or tan in color, with sandy colored eyes and eye stalks. They are a friendly species and will get along with others in a large group. We recommend a varied diet of fresh or dried veggies and bits of seafood. Keep them between 20-26 C with humidity around 80-90%.

Basic Hermit Crab Care Checklist Friends- Hermit crabs are social and will get lonely without a friends, best to have at least 3 but the more the better. Glass aquarium / Terrarium - 10 gallon is fine but the higher the better. Glass cover or screen hood - Help prevent the crabs and humidity escaping. Hygrometer - to make sure the tank stays around 70-80% relative humidity. Thermometer - to make sure the tank stays around 75-85 degrees F. Heat Source: Either using Night glow or Red Night Bulb, a Heat mat may work but keep an eye on the temperature. Substrate - Playsand & coco fibre mixed at a ratio of 4:1, at least twice as deep as your largest crab, and kept moist. Extra shells at least 2 of each size needed by your crabs, with round or oval openings the same size as the big pincher to allow them to grow up, have fun shell-shopping, and to prevent shell fights. Food/Water Bowl x 3 - One for Food, Once for freshwater and One for Saltwater both water bowls will need Crushed cuttlebone or calcium-powder sprinkled in the food as a calcium supplement. Tap water conditioner that removes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals. Marine salt - for making salt water maintains the proper salinity of their internal and shell water. Decor - such as branches, cork bark, driftwood any they can climb around on. Hiding shelters - they need a place to feel safe and relieve stress. Another alternative instead of an aquarium use a large clear storage box (80ltr) which can obtained around 50-60cm high. You would then need to add ventilation holes and heat the box with a heat mat.