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Old 11-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Snowflake eel and cuc

Anyone have any idea what in the way of cuc would be safe from predation from a snowflake eel. Have a few red leg hermits, but have witnessed eel going after them even after being well fed.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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You could try urchins. I have a long spined urchin and nothing messes with him and he dose a decent job of cleaning. He is also super cool to watch
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Thanks, I will look into that.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Urchins will eat coralline algae though, so keep that in mind.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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Ok. Might have to go another route then. Trying to get the Coraline to take off in my tank. Thanks for the idea though.
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Keep in mind that you really don't need to have a CUC. I like little critters, but happen to like a lot of the fish/eels that eat them too.

I'm not sure how the are with big things like conches, trochus snails, etc. Anyone happen to know?
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:24 AM   #7
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Keep in mind that you really don't need to have a CUC. I like little critters, but happen to like a lot of the fish/eels that eat them too. I'm not sure how the are with big things like conches, trochus snails, etc. Anyone happen to know?
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Most of the cleaning can be done yourself. For example, blowing detritus off of live rock before a water change, algae scraping, sifting your sand once a week.

I do love my inverts, but I do realize when the time comes for a larger reef or predatory fowlr they're probably gonna have to go. Also, they're a always algae eating fish, sand sifters, etc.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:20 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of getting a snowflake too and from searching on the Internet I'm under the impression snails, urchin and starfish are the safest routes but have not tried this yet
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