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Old 08-25-2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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gobies tend to stay hidden in caves and stay on the bottom of the tank, but i dont think you can expect it to never swim around.
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If the peppermints are fed they shouldn't be bothering the snails or anything else. If they are searching for food, they will be all over the polyps until they are clean of whatever detritus is on them, so I would think. I really don't know anyone who's had a problem with them. I would just leave them alone for a few days and make sure they are fed a bit.
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thanks! i just fed them and it looks like it worked. and they're off the polyps! but what specific goby? doesnt swim in the open much, stays small, low bio load, mixes sand well.
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What size tank? The best sifter in the business is the bullet goby. They really need alot of sand to sift. That`s all they do.
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28 gallon not sure if i want 1 that gets so big though. and i spoke too soon about the shrimp tipping the snails, i just got back from getting my braces tightened and i see my skunk cleaner chowin down on my already dead snail. and my peppermints are annoying the other snails. i just fed them too!!!
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your shrimps are just bullies
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28 gallon not sure if i want 1 that gets so big though. and i spoke too soon about the shrimp tipping the snails, i just got back from getting my braces tightened and i see my skunk cleaner chowin down on my already dead snail. and my peppermints are annoying the other snails. WTF! i just fed them too!!!
If you didn't actually see the shrimp tip the snails over, my guess is that your snails tipped themselves over and couldn't get back upright again. Some snails do that all the time. And if you don't right them in time, they'll die. Then the scavengers (shrimp, crab, nassarius snails, etc) move in.
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isnt there also i snail that is excellent at sifting through the sand i cant remember what it is called though i am going to go try and look it up
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Sand Sifting Reef Snails - Illynassarius Obsoleta
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i watched the pppermint tip the dead snail to confirm that the snail didnt just tip its self. nassirius snails sift well. peppermints are starting to annoy the zoos again as well. oh, as im typing i see whats going on, the peppermints are tipping then the skunk is scaring them off and eating. i am starting to think that i want to sell them to protect my snails but i want the cleaning power. should i just get rid of some of them? i have 4 in a 28, i think that thats too many but i dont really know. arg im ticked off.
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