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Old 11-09-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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sifting fish?

whats a good sifting fish to go through my sand bed and turning it over everynow and then but not killing my live sand bed u get what im saying?i have a bunch or hermits and snails

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whats a good sifting fish to go through my sand bed and turning it over everynow and then but not killing my live sand bed u get what im saying?i have a bunch or hermits and snails

You don't need a sifting fish per Dr. Ron instructions on keeping the DSB. The crabs and snails plus the infauna and worms in the DSB are all the "sifting" it needs.
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I hear Sea Cucumbers stir up the sand a lot in their travels.
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I hear Sea Cucumbers stir up the sand a lot in their travels.
I have a pink knobboy cucumber in my tank for over a month and he crawled to the top of my glass and hasn't moved since then, I dont' know why, he must really like that spot?
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if i not mistaking thing tiger tails are the ones ya want !!
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I hear Sea Cucumbers stir up the sand a lot in their travels.
the problem with them is if they get mad or stressed they will wipe out your whole tank
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yea i dotn want soemtihng that can wipe out my tank if it dies or getts sick? so do i get a fish or sometihng or no?
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I hear Sea Cucumbers stir up the sand a lot in their travels.
the problem with them is if they get mad or stressed they will wipe out your whole tank
I don't have one, but I thought there were non-toxic types for the aquarium? Or do you mean how they expel their internal organs when stressed? :P

Jamal - do you have crustaceans like true crabs, lobsters, or aggressive shrimp? If so maybe your cucumber is trying to get away?
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I hear Sea Cucumbers stir up the sand a lot in their travels.
the problem with them is if they get mad or stressed they will wipe out your whole tank
I don't have one, but I thought there were non-toxic types for the aquarium? Or do you mean how they expel their internal organs when stressed? :P

Jamal - do you have crustaceans like true crabs, lobsters, or aggressive shrimp? If so maybe your cucumber is trying to get away?
"they cast out their respiratory trees, gonads, gastrointestinal track and its contents through their mouth and anus. the result is poisoning/pollution/death and destruction too all other tankmates.......some other spieces have a further refinement to this anti-predatation mechanism, useing what are called cuvierian organs. these sticky fibers are discharged out thier ends onto threatening predators." qouted from robert fenner, the conscientous marine aquarist
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Nassarius snails do a good job sifting the sand and do not effect the infauna population.
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