Hi there. So, in my itty bitty town I have itty bitty selection when it comes to saltwater. There's basically one couple just out of town that orders in fish to sell.
Right now I'm running a 20G FOWLR
(to-be reef) and am in the process of setting up a 29G display/10G sump that I'm hoping to have up within the next few weeks. I'm trying to figure out what to keep as a CUC but am not really sure what I should go with. (I will order other stuff myself once it gets a bit warmer - I'm in Ontario, Canada.) Here's what they have available:
I was thinking red/blue leg hermits because they eat lots of different algaes. I've read that the blue leg will kill snails for their shells - if I put extra shells in will this prevent this or should I stick with red leg?
The Astraea snails I don't know if I want because I've read they aren't good climbers and if they are knocked over they can't right themselves and will die. Am I going to be flipping these buggers over daily?
I was going to get a peppermint shrimp for sure because they eat aiptasia and glass anemones. (I know only some have an appetite for it) The only thing I was wondering is how many I should go with. One? Two?
I have an emerald crab and was hoping to get a couple more but also wasn't sure how many I could put in.
So, my question is are there other cleaner inverts I should look into getting in the spring and in the meantime should I go with some of these available now? And how many? I've read a million different x/gallon rules so I'd like to hear your suggestions. Thanks.