Originally Posted by thominil
Nassarius burrow under the sand and come up only for food, they keep the sand mixed up to prevent gas pockets and help keep the surface of the sand bed clean of any uneaten food. You may want to grab more of them to be really effective. You may also want to grab a nother hermit or two and some astrea snails to keep the glass and rock clean. Snails do a better job than hermits IMO
. You should also keep a few extra empty shells in the tank for the hermits in case they want a new shell since nassarius snails tended to be prime targets when the hermits wanted a new shell IME.
Yeah tbh these are my first clean up crew guys ever (sad I know) so I just wanted to try and see how things went before I went all out. But I'm already loving them and am planning to get more snails and possibly another hermit or two this wednesday
Yes I've heard about the whole hermits taxing the snail's shells dw I'm providing extra shells.
Anyway thank you for your informative answer, I was just wondering about the snail because the other one has moved several times burying himself, going for a stroll, and burying himself again.
And about the random crab no worries my tank is fowlr
thanks again to both of you and goodnight