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Old 01-03-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Snail CUC questions

Hi Fellow Reefers,
Newbie on saltwater here, have a few FW, and have a couple of questions about snails.
1st and simple:
Nassarius, since I just cycled my IM Nuvo 8 I have added a clean up crew of the following; 5 Ceriths, 1 Trochus, 4 Nassarius. My question is since it’s a newly cycled tank with no fish or coral in if as of yet, do any of these critters need any supplemental food as of yet? My Trochus has mowed down all of the green algae on the rock and I cleaned the glass when I did my 1st 50% water change before adding my CUC.
2nd and more confusing:
My LFS told me that Nerites are brackish snails even though they keep them in FW, how do I acclimate these? My plan is to keep two in my tank and one in the back water column of my AIO tank.
3rd and last question is for advice, are these enough snails for an 8 gallon, and is this too many? Going back to my first question, should I feed these guys before they starve as I don’t need a crash on a new tank set up already!
Thanks in advance!
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