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Old 07-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #21
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May get a few hermits then! Will they do they rock, plants and sand? I can keep up to the glass myself.

Are there different varieties? Do they need target feeding??
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The 2 most common varieties are blue leg and red leg. They are usually in with algae packs. They get enough food from lr and ls
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I would definitely get the dwarf blue legged variety if it's for algae. I have a fishless tank so I drop in some food for them now and again, but you probably wouldn't need to do that. If you want a price comparison, my LFS sells 5 for a tenner.
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Thanks! Any problems with a fire shrimp (compatibility etc.). The fish won't eat them will they??

How small are they? I'm thinking of getting 5 for my 30gal. Do they grow much?

Do I need to drip acclimate them?
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I'm going to get some blue leg's (and another fire shrimp) tomorrow.

Can anyone answer my above questions?
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Shouldn't have any problems at all.. they don't grow much. Not sure if 5 will be enough but it's a good start.

Acclimate them like any other invert.
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I'll get 5 and see how they get on

I lost my 3 shrimp (2 cleaner and 1 fire) so I'm a bit warey about adding more inverts! Don't know what I did wrong.
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Try just the hermits for now.. if they are doing well after a week then give the shrimp another go. I would also try buying the shrimp from another LFS if at all possible just out of curiosity. I've noticed the cleaner shrimp in one of my LFS don't seem to do well in their tanks.
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So it's a dwarf blue legged hermit I want?
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Hermits it is then...
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