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Old 01-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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I have 4 blue leg hermits, 1 turbo snail, and an anemone crab. Them I got like 20 small brittle star fish with my one piece of rock. What size tank?
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55g. I always thought starfish were hard to care for?
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55g. I always thought starfish were hard to care for?
That depends on the starfish. Some are very fragile and others rely on a very established deep sand bed...but stars like bristles and serpents aren't hard to keep at all once a tank has been established for several months and is no longer having any parameter swings...but that can be said for most inverts as they are sensative to such swings.
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No brittle stars will keep all the areas under your rock you can't get to in the sand clean. With a 55 I would have 1 blue leg hermit per 5 gallons then maybe a turbo snail or 2. Then I also have my coral banded shrimp. You could have 2 cleaner shrimp I recomend eather coral banded or skunk shrimp. Then any other type of snail 1 per 10 gals. And other hermits 1 per 5 gals
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In terms of looking for a CUC and size, check out reefcleaners.com. A great site. I've ordered a couple sets off of him, always quite numerous. The thing about CUC's that I've learned is that every 6 months to a year they need recharged. This can come from hermits picking off snails or just natural death as breeding doesn't always occur in our tanks, even though in setups like mine they are always covered in snail eggs.

But in my 55, I try to have about 60ish snails in there at one time and 20 hermits. I have a serpent star, bristle star, and a fire shrimp as well, but they aren't something needed just optional.
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That depends on the starfish. Some are very fragile and others rely on a very established deep sand bed...but stars like bristles and serpents aren't hard to keep at all once a tank has been established for several months and is no longer having any parameter swings...but that can be said for most inverts as they are sensative to such swings.
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Thank you! What about fish combinations?
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Im not to good with the fish combinations but I'll create o stock list and see if you like it.

1 yellow tang
1 watchmen goby
1 dwarf angel
2 false perc clowns
And maybe 1 smaller fish.
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