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Old 10-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #51
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:10 AM   #52
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ll try feeding every other day for my clown and orange spotted goby. As for my tang and flame angel I would still hang a nori everyday. I put 3x2 nori and its finish within 3 hrs.

Do I have to feed my snails, crabs? I have 15 nassarius, 10 astrea and 1 hermit
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #53
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ll try feeding every other day for my clown and orange spotted goby. As for my tang and flame angel I would still hang a nori everyday. I put 3x2 nori and its finish within 3 hrs.

Do I have to feed my snails, crabs? I have 15 nassarius, 10 astrea and 1 hermit
Don't need to feed them. The whole point of them is that they scavenge and eat the leftover food.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #54
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I bought an orange spotted goby (with the purple lining on his belly) because the owner's son Of the lfs said that's the one cleans your sand. It's been almost 3 weeks now and he's just sitting there and do nothin. Is this their normal behavior? Do I need a fish that cleans my sand?
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:27 AM   #55
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By nature the orange spotted by is not a true sand sifter. It will only sift sand to create burrows. In nature they have a symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimps and will act as a scout while the shrimp makes a burrow for them to occupy. You might see it sift sand through its gills once in a while but not often. Diamond watchmans, tiger watchmans, sleeper heads, and twin spots are the true sifters. My diamond watchman takes mouthfuls of sand all day long. Downside is it will drop sand on corals that are place on the sand and supposedly it can wipe out Bacteria colonies In the sand. IMO, if you have a sandbed thicker than 3" and your tank and live rock are fully established, then you should not have a problem.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #56
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For my 55gal tank I only have 40lbs of aragonite sand and its a more like 2 inch so I think I'm good then I heard someone said snails do a lot more than hermits but right now I only have 1 scarlet hermit. Do I need to add more?
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I have around 50 snails in my 55.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #58
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I like to keep astrea snails in mine. Theyre long lived, hardy and eat hair algae. Hermits will scavenge anything that sinks to the bottom. Just be aware that if you add both. Hermits might kill the snails and steal the shells
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Wow 50 snails!! I think I need to add more then lol!!! I only have 15 right nassarius as of now.

Yes there's only one type of Hermit that doesn't kill others to take out their shell and that is the scarlet hermit I read that on the magazine
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I just bought 5 mid sized turbo snails anf within a week my hermits had killed, eaten and moved in...lol. I was not impressed...lol
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