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Old 05-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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CUC with only hermits?

I like the idea of the hermits because they are more interesting than snails to me. I do know that snails are good cleaners, but hermits eat snails and I don't want to have that situation in my tank. Is a hermit only clean up crew adequate? Or, should I just stick with snails even though that does not really make me happy? I am cycling a 10 gallon FO for a single ocellaris with 1 inch sand bed. If hermits only is okay, how many to get for a 10 gallon? Do they reproduce?
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Don't quote me but I've heard a few different times that it's hoot to have one crew member per gallon of water. They don't all have to be crabs or all snails but a mixture of both. If I'm wrong I apologize and I'm sure someone on here will set you straight
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snails clean the glass where crabs clean rock and sand.

you can also get nasarius snails to sift through the sand
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