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Old 10-19-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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barnacles... some Q/A

Is it possible to buy barnacles for an aquarium? If so where can they be found?
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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I've never seen any for sale, but I do know that barnacles are hard to keep alive in an aquarium. They are filter feeders and require a lot of food. I had a lot on my live rock when I got it and I think there may be one or two left (out of probably 100) after 2 months.
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ok, thanks for the info.
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I agree. I have never seen them for sale either.
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just my imagination speaking but would it be possible to put like 5 fish in a 20 gallon then a barnacle to "filter" thier mess? (if five fish is too much just one or two trigger fish would do)
once again this is just my imagination.
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Barnacles don't filter detritus (fish poo), they eat phytoplankton and zooplankton and other microscopic critters. So that would likely not work.
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my imagination and spirit is now broken thanks to newfound77951
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