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Advice? Cleanup Crew

Discussion in 'Quad Cities Area' started by Stoube26, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Stoube26 New User

    Davenport, IA
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I recently refreshed the CUC in my tank and to my surprise the hermits were attacking the snails (possibly dormant due to transport) and killing them for their shells. This is the first time I have had this happen. I checked other forums and I found that a lot of people refuse to use hermits. Thoughts?
  2. Ray/Jen_Reefin 2016 Vice President / 2015 Volunteer of the year.

    Davenport, IA
    +459 / 5 / -0
  3. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
    +1,014 / 6 / -0
    I like to use hermits, but not tons, just a few here and there.

    Its all about balance. A few of 20 different inverts is much better then 50 of two kinds.
  4. jeremy Acro Addict

    Davenport, IA
    +836 / 4 / -0
    I have probably around 60 or 70 blue legs about a dozen nassarius snails and about a dozen other snails mixed turbo snails and a few others. Some peppermint shrimp, a cleaner shrimp and 3 emerald crabs in my 120. I like hermits they get in spots other cuc members can't get to. They will pick off the weak ones and take their shells but I have a lot of the same snails I started my tank with 4 plus years ago. I agree, with a bunch of different cuc members to cover everything.
  5. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper

    Des Moines, IA
    +322 / 4 / -0
    My hermits pick at my turbos. When the turbos die the nassarius eat the soft parts, hermits take their shells. My pistol shrimp kills hermits for trespassing and food I assume. Circle of life and all that.

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