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Old 01-02-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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Supplemental food for turbo snails

Hi.... I currently have my inverts (choc chip starfish & 3 turbo snails) in a 10 gal Q-tank. I bought them last Saturday & since then they have turned the disgusting algae tank into a sparkling clean tank. What food should I supplement them with until I can move them to their permanent home?

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Old 01-02-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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A ½ sheet or so of nori once or twice a week should suffice for the turbo's. The star will need more meatier foods like krill, shrimp or other marine proteins. Once a week should be enough for the star. Just be mindful of water quality and do the neccessary water changes to keep the NH3 and other toxic levels in line. The parameters may be great now but when/if adding materials that "break down" the water quality can degrade.

Why the QT'd inverts?

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I would also be very careful that the star does not suppliment his own diet with turbo snail.. From what I understand CC starfish can be real nast when it comes to stuff like that..


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CC stars can and will eat snails, but they're more a creature of opportunity. It's one of those things where the snail has to be in the wrong place at the wrong time for a long time. I used to have a CC star and he ate a couple snails and a crab because they stayed still for too long and were in his path.
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Thank you for the replies. We QT'd the inverts bcz we treated the main tank for ich. At the time, we had 7 fish & didn't think it would be right to stuff them in a 10 gal tank. I know...shouldn't put copper in the main tank, but didn't want to spend a lot more money for a larger QT.

We had a hermit crab, but he tried to eat the CC star so he was returned to the LFS.

So far the star has stayed away from the snails. Every once in a while, I see them crawl over by him 8O.

I haven't been able to find Nori anywhere locally. I do have something called "seaweed selects". I'll ask my LFS to order Nori.

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Can I substitute "seawood selects" for Nori? My LFS has never heard of Nori. The Seaweed Selects are in sheets also.

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They are the same thing nutritionally but the selects are far more exspensive, Go to the local grocers or health food staore and you should be able to find the nori. It's the same untoasted seeweed used for wrapping sushi rolls...

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Tigger, also be wary if you treated your main display with copper. If you have LR it will absorb it and leech it out for a long time to come which can be detrimental to your inverts and future corals if you go that route. For the most part I agree with the CC star talk so far. I have one and he has slurped up more than one of my turbos. Every now and then I see him with a big lump only to lift him over to find a large turbo under him. Then I scold him and send him on his way. But my CC is BIG, probably 7" across.
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