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Old 08-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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hey, i recently bought 20 blue legged hermit crabs, 4 bumblebee snails, and an emerald crab, but i was wondering what everyones suggestions were on some other CUC members. i have a 30gal tank that has been running for almost 2 months now. i aqm planning for corals as well and it will be a community tank. thanks you in advance for any suggestions
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Those bumblebees will eat other snails. Make sure you have larger shells for the hermits to grow into. Look at nassarius, cerith and margarita snails. Maybe a brittle star.
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yeah i bought some other shells lastnight to keep the hermit crabs happy and so the would leave my snails alone.

okay i will avoid other snails, but i am leary of the brittle star. dont the eat fish while they are sleeping?

any suggestions on another crab or where i have the emerald crab am i dont for crabs?
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The snails I have listed above I have in my tank. The Brittle stars are safe, I think it is the green one that might eat other critters.
Crabs can possibly get nasty as they get older.
I would look at a cleaner shrimp, fire shrimp and peppermint shrimp as well.
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yeah i had read up on crabs and realize they can turn out to be quite the pest but they just look so **** cool..lol. but i am going to definatly pick up some shrimp i just need to wait for my tank to get a bit more established i guess, it is only 2 months old.
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