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Old 05-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #11
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Bristle worms are alright to have in your tank if you can keep them under control, unchecked they will take over and multiply like crazy in no time ( I went thru that ) , you need a banded coral shrimp or 2 ( depending on the size of your tank ) to keep them in check. You can get a clean up crew of crabs and snail that are much more entertaining usually around $25 at your local reef supplier.
That's not necessarily true. Bristleworm populations will rise and fall with the available food. a massive population of worms is a sure sign of overfeeding. You don't need any coral banded shrimp. You just need to feed reasonably.
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In the case where there could be some food that wasn't consumed by the fish I thought having crabs , sand sifting goby and bristle worms to consume this rather then converting to excessive ammonia or nitrite ?
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In the case where there could be some food that wasn't consumed by the fish I thought having crabs , sand sifting goby and bristle worms to consume this rather then converting to excessive ammonia or nitrite ?
I have been feeding once a day , usually around 4:30 -5:00 in the evening ,
Sometimes every second day ,
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Yes, having worms is not a bad thing, but ultimately, when food is eaten it's not gone. It's just changed temporarily. Much of it will have to be removed by you eventually. Filtration, water changes etc.
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Yes, having worms is not a bad thing, but ultimately, when food is eaten it's not gone. It's just changed temporarily. Much of it will have to be removed by you eventually. Filtration, water changes etc.
If I choose not to add corals ,
And only keep the anemone can I add Angelfish?
I was thinking of a young emperor .
Or another butterfly fish .
Is this advisable knowing the tank size and the other tank mates ?
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Imperator angels are not reef safe, and neither are most butterflies. I can't guarantee anything. Reef safe includes inverts, anemones... Also, they get huge. Live aquaria suggests a minimum tank sizer of 220 gallons. I would suggest against this.
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