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Old 02-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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I love shrimp. Fire shrimp are awesome, extreme red very cool. i also like cleaner and peppermint shrimps. A bit cheaper than the fire shrimp. lol
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I love shrimp. Fire shrimp are awesome, extreme red very cool. i also like cleaner and peppermint shrimps. A bit cheaper than the fire shrimp. lol
Mine used to eat from my hand lol they are amazing
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Do you HAVE to have some type of shrimp or crab or clean up crew? They all give me the eeby-jeebies.
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Snails urchins and starfish
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:00 AM   #15
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Do you HAVE to have some type of shrimp or crab or clean up crew? They all give me the eeby-jeebies.

You absolutely do not NEED clean up crew. If you keep control of your water, feeding, stocking and lights you shouldnt need creatures to eat algae.

Only get them if you like them.
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You absolutely do not NEED clean up crew. If you keep control of your water, feeding, stocking and lights you shouldnt need creatures to eat algae.

Only get them if you like them.

That's great news
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Ok just out of curiousity...if you do have a clean up crew...do you have to count them in that so many inches of fish per so many gallons of water rule? Do you know what I mean? Also, is it the same acclimation process as when you get fish? Could I add them the same time I add my first fish? And I would need invert friendly fish right?
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There is no formula for adding livestock in saltwater, the inch per gallon rule does not apply here.

If you want some snails and hermits they can be added along with fish. Just don't get so many that you don't have enough food for them.
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There is no formula for adding livestock in saltwater, the inch per gallon rule does not apply here.

If you want some snails and hermits they can be added along with fish. Just don't get so many that you don't have enough food for them.

Carey you are so helpful
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Oh what about the fish....do they need to be invert friendly? Do some of them eat or nip at shrimp and crabs?
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