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Old 12-27-2004, 05:28 PM   #11
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I have some blue legged hermits. they are very great additions.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:30 PM   #12
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I have about 25 of the Blue Hermits in my tank and they are really no trouble, in fact they clean quite nicely. They will take out a snail now and then, but you can combat that by having extra shells laying around the tank for them to move into as they grow.
I have one that has grown to almost 2" across, he is quite beautiful. You can see him in my gallery.
IMO they are quite entertaining and worth having in a system.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:35 PM   #13
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How many do you guys suggest i should get for a 75gal. Salwaterfish.com sales 10 for $9 bucks, but i must order $79 minimum.
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I would start with about 10, you can always add more. There are others that may suggest more, but I believe in taking things slow.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:54 PM   #15
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I started with about a dozen. after some died off I now have about 6. which seems to be about right considering the general size of my enitre clean up crew. It really depends on how much LR you have though.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:15 PM   #16
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Well I just went and bought ten more astrea.... my problem is mostly with the glass.... so I'm hoping they'll help.... might get some more in a week or two... we'll see how things go......
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:04 PM   #17
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Oh well, pick up some Nassarius snails next time
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:09 PM   #18
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Blue Hermits are great! I have about 15 of them and the munch on algae and whatever tidbits they can find.
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:45 PM   #19
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All my hermits (that I could find anyway) have been relegated to the fuge. Even with plenty of extra shells laying around they go after snails. They are quite opportunistic about their homes and sometimes just want a new home and grab one. I'm one of those that believe things with claws (other than peaceful shrimp) should not be in the aquarium.
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Alright grimlock.... picked up 10 more astrea and ten Nassarius... fast little suckers.....
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