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Old 12-20-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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Stir up the Substrate

Hello Everyone,
Currently I have been looking for a fish/star fish/shrimp anything that will stir up my substrate. In the past I had a Diamond Goby and would consider purchasing another one, but was looking for something different. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Currently I have 4 red leg crabs, cleaner shrimp, turbo snails, firefish and a false Clown. So I would want anything that would interfer with them. Also I only have a 29g tank.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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I have 2 sand sifting stars, they do a great job and dont harm anything.
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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but in a 29g tank you would not want to put 2 sand sifting stars in there...

just a PSA, not discrediting Andy's info
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Nassarius snails are a good choice. I also have a sand sifting star but only see him occasionally.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:40 PM   #5
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ooops, forgot my disclaimer, I have a 120 with 2 sand sifters...LOL
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #6
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SS stars are nice but will eat a lot of benificial critters in the SB. I would not get one of them unless your tank is 100 gal +. JMO.

I would go with the snails.
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After the suggestions I went and did some research on the SS stars and seaham I think that I might have to agree with you. I think that my tank is just too small to have even one SS star.

So are there any other critters that I could get besides the SS stars?
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Like brenden said.
Nassarius snail.

IMO they are they best at stirring in the bottom.
The go in and out of the sand all day.
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I also agree with brian the nassarius snails are plentiful in my tank.
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OK, I think that I might give them a try. I did some research on them and they seem like a great fit for my tank. Thanks everyone for your help.
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