Caulerpa eater?

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Does anyone know of any confirmed eaters of this type of Caulerpa? I can't get rid of it, it is so brittle that it breaks when you try to pull it off, and it's behind and under the rocks and corals etc. The only way I can get rid of it is to try and find something that eats it. :(

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    what herbivores do you have?
     
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    It's Caulerpa serrulata. I kinda dig it.

    Zebrasoma and pretty much any rabbitfish will demolish it.
     
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    Turbo snails, hermits and emerald crab.

    Thanks.
     
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    other than inverts, there are not really a big choice out of fish that are vegetarian. Especially for smaller tanks.
     
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