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Old 03-21-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Keeping the DSB aerated

What is the best critter I can get to shift the sand, however not eat what little in fauna I have? The DSB has only been up for about 5 weeks and I'm sure there isn't much in there So I don't want something that will starve in a week.
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Bristle worms are very good for eating detrius in the sand bed.
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Old 03-21-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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I just got 2 jawfish, they dug about 10 holes before they settled on one under a rock that my bubble tip is attached to. They sure can move some sand. read about them and they don't eat all the pods in your tank.
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I got a serpent star that digs pretty good.
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a conch will do a pretty good job. mine burrows into the sand and doesn't resurface for weeks.
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Cerith snails
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fighting or queen conch are both excellent
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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Here's my list (mostly already stated)

1) Nassarius snails
2) Gobies (my purple firefish makes my sand look like the surface of the moon)
3) Cerith snails
4) Pistol shrimp (not sure if they eat pods or not)
5) Fighting conch
6) Tiger tail sea cucumber (not sure if they eat pods either, but they move sand and eat detritus)
7) Arrow crab (mine used to dig huge holes in the sand a lot, but I'm not sure how typical this is)
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