Originally Posted by funzy021
Are my crews enought to do the job after? I got 2 red hermits, 4 blue leg hermits and 4 astrea snails.
How big is the tank and age of the set up?
General rule of thumb is 1 "critter" for every 1-1˝ gal
of tank. For newer tank it is best to start with less (<˝) and add more if needed. Also try getting a better mix of snails as well. Each will do a better job in a given area of the tank. I am not a big fan of true Astrea snails. They cannot right themselves and are easy prey for hermits and more aggressive fish types.
great for detritus and the sand bed.
especially good at film algaes..
cleans both the glass and the sand bed..
another excellent algae eater...
(the links above are purely for identification only, not an e-tailer recommendation)
Hermits are still the best for most macro algaes and as I said, zebra's have proven the best (to me) if available to you. If not, try getting red scarlet hermits (Paguristes cadenati
), the ones with the yellow