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Old 09-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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Some unexpected guests

So the middle of last night my wife noticed some little bugs crawling on the rocks in the aquarium. We saw maybe two tiny grey bugs.
While we were looking one of the shells got up and started crawling across the bottom. It turns out we have an hermit crab that somehow got overlooked and forgotten.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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They're Copepods amphipod or Isopods. All beneficial. Unless you have parasitic Isopods but they're rare.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #13
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They're Copepods amphipod or Isopods. All beneficial. Unless you have parasitic Isopods but they're rare.
Yep. They're a good thing. Some people pay to have those guys shipped to their house.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:23 PM   #14
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how do you feed an anemone

One of you said to feed them after the fish, but exactly how do I feed them?
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One of you said to feed them after the fish, but exactly how do I feed them?

Feed who? The hermit crab? You don't need to feed him. He'll eat whatever left over food he finds on the bottom and he'll eat algae. Don't need to feed the Copepods.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #16
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LOL! The anemone! You can suck up some food in a turkey baster or a larger syringe and gently shoot the food towards the mouth (center) if it. Hmm...I can look on YouTube to see if there is someone feeding one. You can find everything on there! LOL!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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Sorry the anemone, I don't know how or what to feed them.
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One of you said to feed them after the fish, but exactly how do I feed them?
Sorry, just noticed you had asked about the anemone. Lol. I'm dense today. you can feed the anemone small bits of shrimp, oyster, scallop or silversides (no bigger than 1/4" pieces) three times a week. These foods should hopefully all be at your LFS in their freezer. You can use raw table shrimp that has been shelled and cut up. Just drop it by the mouth and it should grab it.
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If you want to feed, do it once a week. And what lighting do you have?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #20
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Lights. I have two 48" 40 watt bulbs aqua-glo whatever those are. That is the fixture that I had on my freshwater. The fixture that came with the aquarium I not been able to get bulbs for. There are four bulbs in the fixture or eight bulbs in sets of two. I am going to go to Boise for new bulbs tomorrow. The writing on the different bulbs says: IRIDIUS 65W 10,000k; Model #2082 ft65w dual actinic; 55w blue; model #2080 ft65w dual daylight.
And by the way I have two hermit crabs. Kinda cool.
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