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Old 02-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #11
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Blue leg hermits are inexpensive and great at cleaning a tank. I have 4 in my tank and just 2 turbo snails. The snails aren't going to keep the glass spotless, your better off with a magnet cleaner for that.
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So, why are blue-legged hermits a better choice than red-legged?
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
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No better, blues are just easier to get here. It may be different where you are. Hermits are very cheap and great cleaners. My rock stays spotless thanks to them.
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I have blue and red. Both seem to be good. And whenever I get emerald crabs they always seem to die as well. Not sure why
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Bought 2 emeralds, 6 red legs and 2 turbos for my 125.

I dropped one of the emeralds on top of a field of hair algae and he's been killin it! Hopefully, I'll have good luck. But at this rate, he may eat himself to death.
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I have about 30 Mexican algae eating crabs in my 125 gallon and u don't really have to aclimate them and they start going on all the rocks and help with the algae they are very hardy and cheap! I got each one for 90 cents they help a lot!
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mexican algae eating crabs?
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Actually there Mexican algae eating hermits srry but for there little size they really wrk hard
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ahh..gotcha.
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Man I think I have a lot of CUC compared to most. I have 5 nassarius snails, like 10 turbos, 10 astreas, 10 margarita's and 3-4 Mexican turbo snails. I also have about 10-15 small blue leg hermits, 10 mediums and about 5 large one. I also have about 10-15 red leg hermits. As well as 2 sand sifters stars, 3 peppermint shrimps, one cleaner shrimp, and 2 emerald crabs. None of them really seem to die off so they must all be eating fine... My tank is 120 gallon.
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