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Old 07-07-2005, 11:56 AM   #11
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Will bicolor blennys do a good job?
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:36 PM   #12
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on hair algae? IMO no... They are small, mine ate algae on the glass mostly.
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I just got a purple tang yesterday, and he is eating the stuff at a fast rate.
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Mexican turbo snail will chow down on it all in a day or two (at least three of them cleared the entire back wall of my 75g off in a day)...
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Sally Lightfoot is not safe with small fish. I had one and it ate a couple of cromises. I actually caught him in the act, he had the whole skeleton cleaned except the head and was working on that when I busted him. I ended up donating him to Petco, they take anything under five inches.
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Did you saw him catch it?? If not the crab was doing his job.... cleaning dead matter.. Thats what they do.. Turbos are cheap and do the work...
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I did not see him catch it, but I didn't have any missing fish before I put him in there. I have done a little research and read that the crabs tend to be the culprits of missing fish, and talked to the lfs about it also. Hopefully he was the culprit (for my sake, not for anyone who has one... hee hee) but I haven't had any more come up missing since I took him out. I really liked that crab too.

I also have turbos, I have four in a 55-gal tank and they do eat the stuff too. I've been told (by lfs) that I need more, but I've also read that if you get too many snails they can eventually starve to death because there isn't enough algae. I guess we just have to work it out on an indivudual tank basis, but I do like the turbos, they're ALWAYS eating algae!
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