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Swiler123 08-06-2014 09:08 PM

What is a hitchhiker??
 
what is a hitchhiker


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ezy33 08-06-2014 09:19 PM

Any critter that comes into your system on live rock or coral.


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Swiler123 08-06-2014 09:21 PM

how does it come into your systen


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BigRedsReefs10 08-06-2014 09:23 PM

Rocks or corals usually

Swiler123 08-06-2014 09:27 PM

it just builds itself?


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Sand dollar 08-06-2014 10:01 PM

I'm new to this but from my understanding they are living in the rock or there could be eggs in the rock. I was kind of excited to see something living come out, but now I'm nervous about them. I can't find the one from this morning but there is another on my back wall. The guy I talked to at the fish store said he's never had a problem with them eating corals but they can multiply pretty fast. He mentioned a harlequin shrimp to eat them if they got bad. That is a really cool looking shrimp, but not sure about having to feed them starfish after they rid the tank of these. Anyone have experience with a harlequin?


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Retired_AF 08-07-2014 05:15 AM

It depends on what they are if they are good or bad. You can find several articles online concerning these critters.

Top 7 Live Rock Hitchhikers by Robert Farnsworth, MarineDepot.com Reef Squad

Live Rock Hitch Hikers

http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f1...de-202739.html

http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhiker/hitchhiker.shtml

Retired_AF 08-07-2014 11:21 AM

Here's another...

Xtalreef - Reef Saltwater Aquarium

Highoffthatreef 08-07-2014 05:38 PM

I like to leave my rock out for 24-48 hrs let anything crawl out


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