I basically have a single hermit crab, which incidentally I haven't seen for about a fortnight now. This is common though and I'm sure like in the past he'll pop up somewhere.
The algae is basically on the rocks, but there is some on the sand. I typically just clean the sand by sifting it around every few days and it's back to milky white again.
When I do water changes, the algae isn't coming off with the siphon so I cannot remove much that way. It's not long hair algae, its just that short brown stuff, it's just all over the place.
As for the names.. I think I'd need some pictures or common names as the LFS
doesn't use anything but common names, or even simpler with just "snails". I have found this...
I'm sure I've used these before and they were so stupid they kept falling over to be eaten by the hermit or the fish themselves. They were quite large ones though, so perhaps some much smaller ones would do the trick..? Are there any hermits that are decent at algae eating?
I also found this.. I'm having difficulty seeing any large difference between the Astraea and Trochus snails. Can anyone help with some pointers so I can choose correctly at the LFS