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Old 04-05-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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What eats fish poop?

Any specific crabs, shrimp, cucumbers, ect?

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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I've seen my cleaner shrimp eating it. Don't know if that's normal or not.


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Old 04-06-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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I've seen our sexy anemone shrimp eat is as well.
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Old 04-07-2005, 02:05 AM   #4
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I read a recent article that says that fish food needs to be re-cycled (eaten) as many as 9 times to remove all of the beneficial nutrients. Anything less than that means excess nutrients in your tank. This contributres to poor water quality. I know that my powder blue often goes after it's own as well as other fish. I have watched as crabs have torn apart snail poop also. You need to create a food recycling chain in the little environement!

I use Nazarious sp? snails, they sift substrate non-stop. Turbo grazers for live rock as well as a half a dozen margerita and other snails. Many red leg and scarlet crabs, to re-cycle the food. I aso have pulsing xenia that were growing like crazy, becasue they remove the dissolved nutients. And macro algea/ mangroves in the sump to remove it once it is broken down into nitrate.

Soo, I guess the answer to your question is not so simple.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:52 AM   #5
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A good clean up crew is a mix of snails, crabs... I have sand sifting cukes... Serpant stars are nice also..
how big of a tank and what fish do you plan on having...
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:33 AM   #6
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Most members of a clean up crew will eat fish poo. I would suggest that you get a large varity of clean up crew and see how it goes.

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