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Old 12-13-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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Help replenishing my cuc

Hi all! Everyone I need so advice....!! I had 4 small snail...brittle star...peppermint shrimp. ..and a cleaner shrimp as my cuc....all of my snails have died so I was wondering how important is a cuc....? Also what about a sand sifting sea star? Sea cucumber? Some to really clean the sand....any ideas? Also I have had some red legged hermit crabs....but they seemed to be very aggressive. ..so I never got any more crabs....any thoughts on crabs? I have heard people say crabs have attackedvtheir fish....star fish....etc....any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hi all! Everyone I need so advice....!! I had 4 small snail...brittle star...peppermint shrimp. ..and a cleaner shrimp as my cuc....all of my snails have died so I was wondering how important is a cuc....? Also what about a sand sifting sea star? Sea cucumber? Some to really clean the sand....any ideas? Also I have had some red legged hermit crabs....but they seemed to be very aggressive. ..so I never got any more crabs....any thoughts on crabs? I have heard people say crabs have attackedvtheir fish....star fish....etc....any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
You don't need a clean up crew. The snails were either killed by your hermits or starved to death. I strongly recommend against a sand sifting star or cucumber. They will starve after they wipe out your sandbed.
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Thank you for the info.....Everyone you talk to say you need a cuc....but I would rather not if I don't have too!!
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Thank you for the info.....Everyone you talk to say you need a cuc....but I would rather not if I don't have too!!
Yeah no problem lol. They are definitely not needed
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