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Old 01-12-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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hermit crabs and clownfish

I have two clarkii clownfish in a small 12 gallon tank, can i keep a hermit crab with them for mess control, i thought hermit crabs liked to come out of the water, do i need special lighting,,or live rock, my tank is fo at the moment and id like to add one crustacean or similiar to clean up, im adding 2 snails, but can i have a crab or will this cause complications. Do i need anything else for the crabs????????????????????
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You'll probalby need extra shells for crabs. LR is recommended for all tanks, especially if they are to house inverts/corals which are sensitive to high nitrate levels. Even a couple pounds of LR will be beneficial to your tank, if you mix it with base rock the live beneficial critters will eventually spread to all the rock.

I do not have any hermits in my 100g due to the fact they kept killing snails to take their shells.
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