According to the Seattle Aquarium, there are over 500 different species of hermit crabs around the world. In spite of what their name implies, hermit crabs are not solitary animals and can usually be found in groups of a... More »

To care for hermit crabs, buy a tank and add sand, provide two water dishes, add objects for climbing and hiding, keep the climate safe, feed the crab, maintain the tank and provide shells. Caring for a hermit crab is ea... More »

Hermit crabs are popular pets that are fairly easy to care for as long as attention is paid to detail. Appropriate environmental factors are vital for their well-being, so be sure to set up their aquarium properly, using... More »

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Hermit crabs are marine or terrestrial invertebrates called decapods that mostly live underwater, with a few tropical species living on the land. They are named for their habit of living in scavenged shells, which they m... More »

A fact that children may be interested to know is that hermit crabs are not really hermits but are rather social animals. They interact and feed together with their kind in the wild. They received their name because they... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Crabs

Hermit crabs have soft, vulnerable abdomens and need to wear shells to protect themselves. A hermit crab without a shell eventually falls victim to predators or even other hermit crabs. More »

Although hermit crabs must keep their gills moist in order to be able to breathe, they cannot breathe underwater. In fact, they will die if they are submerged in water because their gills will not provide the oxygen they... More »