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Old 08-28-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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To Hermit , Or not to Hermit...that is the question...

My hermit crabs have pillaged over 80% of the snails that I have put in my reef.
While transplanting my reef I have an oppurtunity to separate the Hermits out of there.

Are there types of Clean-up crew crabs that wont eat snails?

Is it more beneficial to have Snails or Crabs in the clean up crew?

Cant they all just get along?
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LOL! I am not a big fan of hermits myself. I use urchins, conch, nassarius, cerith and margarita snails. The nassis are great at stirring the sand.
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LOL! I am not a big fan of hermits myself. I use urchins, conch, nassarius, cerith and margarita snails. The nassis are great at stirring the sand.

cool---so you are basically using no hermits at all? If I put the hermits in my new Fowler tank (old 65 gallon) will they now all get pillaged by the Triggers, Eel and Butterflys I`m planning to put in there?
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I have 2 or 3 left over in my 55. Yes, the triggers will probably get them, or the eel.
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If I put the hermits in my new Fowler tank (old 65 gallon) will they now all get pillaged by the Triggers, Eel and Butterflys I`m planning to put in there?
It will not be pretty. The butterfly wont mess with them.
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