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Old 11-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #291
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The hermit crabs I got are super tiny. Like each one is the size of the nail on my first finger. Or smaller. I paid 2 for $2.99. Did I get ripped off?
Another lfs has bicolor angelfish on special for $14.99 until tomorrow. Should i go for it, or is it too soon?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #292
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That price sounds slightly high for two hermits, but still fair. Keep in mind that "ripped off" is very relative. I wouldn't pay 3 for 2 here, but that might the the best price locally for you. Personally, I'd wait a few more days before adding another fish. Maybe they'll hold it for you at that price?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #293
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It also depends on the hermit not the size.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #294
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They were usually priced at $2.99 each. Like I said, my lfs is crazy overpriced.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #295
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Just got back from a different lfs than last time. A privately owned place this time. Scored a foxface and 2 fire shrimp all for $53. Don't know how that compares to price over in the states but here that's a crazy deal. $18 for the foxface and $35 for the two shrimp. Currently drip acclimating them!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #296
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I named him Barry. He seems to be accepting flake food but has no interest in lettuce.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #297
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This algae is growing on my sand. What is it? Does it matter? I'm starting to notice some pinky purpley stuff on my rock. How do I know if its coralline or cyno?
Do I have to provide extra shells to my hermit crabs to migrate to?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #298
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Looks like diatoms to me. Normal for new tanks. Your foxface looks happy. He's got beautiful color to him. Yes, you need to supply shells in various sizes bigger than your hermits current shells so that they can move when they molt and get too big for current shell.
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Coralline vs cyano is very easy. Coralline is hard. Cyano is a thin film easily removed by water current (turkey baster) or abrasion (toothbrush) and can be siphoned out.
My foxface loves nori sheets and caleurpa. He eats grape caleurpa like a kid slurping spaghetti. Lettuce has next to no nutritional value apart from ruffage.
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