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Old 11-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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Invert ideas

I am constantly reading threads about people putting all kinds of sweet inverts in the tank... Well I'm jealous.

So I was hoping to get a quick brainstorm of some of the inverts that you've come to love.

My tank is 54 gallons. I have about 10 blue legs, 1 scarlet leg crab, 1 large hermit, 1 large snail, and about 5 medium snails. Oh and 3-4 nassarius snails for my CUC.

I also have 1 skunk cleaner shrimp.

I'm looking for some ideas - I've looked at lots, but just want to get the "IME / IMO"'s from you.

Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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I love my emerald crabs. They are very entertaining and are good cleaners too. I would say get 2 for your tank at most. I have 4 in my 125g and 2 in my cube and my 20g. They get along great with my porcelain crab, which is another great little cuc addition.
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+1 on the emerald. Check this out. This was right after I got him.

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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The emerald was on the top of my list. Inexpensive and nice looking.

I was also thinking about another skunk or a blood / fire shrimp... not 100% on which yet.

Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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+1 on the emerald. Check this out. This was right after I got him.

Dancing Emerald Crab 1 - YouTube
I remember seeing this! Super funny.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:02 AM   #6
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As for shrimp, I have only had one and that is my fire shrimp. I wouldn't trade him for nothing. LOL The colors are spectacular.
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I like the fire shrimp, though i don't have any myself yet. lol They have spectacular color and look to be somewhat social. I also was partial to my skunk cleaner shrimps too. I just happen to like all inverts I guess. lol
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I love my skunk cleaner and fire shrimp. They are just the sweetest creatures ever. My skunk cleaner will sit on my hand whenever I do tank maintenance, and my fire shrimp has just started to come up on my hand after a year :P Provably the most interactive aquatic animals I've kept.

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Arrow crabs are amazing!
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Thanks again for all of your inputs - I'm 99% sure that I'll be getting one fire shrimp and at least one, possibly two emeralds this weekend. I'll keep everyone posted.
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