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Old 08-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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do I need to feed my cleanup crew?

I typically feed my tank (fish and shrimp) and then wait awhile( 20 or 30 minutes) before turning my PH's back on so that my crabs (about 20 hermits and 2 emerald mithrax) can scavenge food off the bottom. And then I got to thinking....is this even necessary? Will they die if I don't? BTW, my mithrax's are getting huge, and I'm considering getting rid of them.
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:49 PM   #2
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My clean up crew feed mostly from the rock . I personally never turn of any powerheads, still, food gets to the bottom. My crabs are also getting huge! 8O
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No need to feed the crew. They can pretty well care for themselves.
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If they can't they just eat each other
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I hand feed mine everyonce in a while if they are someone is getting to close to me acan while I'm tying to feed it. other than that, they are on there own.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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When tossing in food as normal, occassionally a few pieces hit the bottom.. that's about all that's done for em. They should be good to go picking up random droppings, detritus, algae and other "stuff" on the bottom.
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