Oddball Reef System Symbiosis

Symbiotic relationships are among the most interesting aspects of this hobby. A coral reef is a battlefield for real estate; however, there are still amazing examples of cooperation between completely different animals. Everyone is very familiar with clownfish and anemones, and for good reason! This combination is likely responsible for drawing more people into the hobby than anything else. This article, however, looks at some less common partnerships. Hermit crabs and coral Hermit crabs of the genus Paguritta are definitely oddballs. When aquarists typically imagine a hermit crab, it’s a crab living in a shell and motoring around the tank looking for algae and bits of food to scavenge