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Old 01-20-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Jawfish and other bottom dweller compatibility

I have two yellow headed jawfish (awesome little guys), and I understand they can be especially nervous fish (how could ya not with those huge eyes!).
Unfortunatly, they do a bit of covering up of detrious and food scraps before the hermits and snails can effectivly get to it sometimes. I was thinking of adding more bottom sifters.
I understand that brittle stars and other bottom dweller fish are out, due to either being fish eaters or terrotorial with the jawfish.
But I was hoping that more hermits and snails as well as a few nudibranches would be ok.
The nudibranches (lettuce leaf type?) would be an interesting addition and would fulfill what I want, but I was hoping they wouldn't irritate the jawfish too much.

Do things like nudies and cukes tend to shy away from bottom living fish?

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Old 01-20-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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you really need to research some of the items you have mentioned such as the lettuce nudi. http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=1&item_id=37
They are very specialized feeders and you do not have what is needed to feed them.

Alot of the cucumbers can be toxic.

I see no problems with any of the brittle stars except for the emerald green brittle star
http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...d=1&item_id=20
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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FYI, i have a shrimp gobie in with my jawfish no issues... especially after the jawfish has an established hole
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I research everything before I buy anything.. just notions when I ask for advice..
My specific question was more about how the jawfish would react to things wandering the substrate.

Thx for the input Mykpoz, I was afraid of upsetting my little yellow headed builders(and they sure are doozers for sure!)
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