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Old 07-06-2007, 03:06 PM   #11
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Looks good to me minus the Sally Lightfoot. I've heard too many storys of them wrecking complete havoc on aquariums to trust one in my tank. Supposedly, they are fine while juveniles, but as they mature into adults they become coral munchers. I've heard the same with emerald crabs before.
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ug.... that doesnt sound very good. Maybe ill try and get a pompom crab instead. Theyre pretty neat
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Nothing is reef safe. Everything feeds off of the reef one way or another, whether it "affects" you directly or indirectly. If you must mix crabs and snails, I would eliminate all but the Scarlet Reef Hermits, Mythrax, and possibly the Sally Lightfoot. For snails I would go with Trochus, Astrea, Nassarius, and possibly Turbo. If you plan to keep corals, do realize peppermint shrimps are omnivorous if not moreso carnivorous and can pick at snails and corals. Lettuce nudi's are a waste unless you can consistently provide them lush green algae and keep them safe from harms way. PomPom crabs are very cool, but their anemones do need care and most often die leaving you with just...a crab. So a possible starter mix could be:

x10 Scarlet Reef Hermits
x2 Mythrax
x20 Trochus
x15 Astrea
x25 Nassarius
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Personally, I like the nassis and cerith snails. I am planning on adding some turbos as well. Watch out for the Astreas, if they topple, you will have to turn them over or they may become a snack.
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