Cleanup crew

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  1. danimal

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    hi guys

    wanting to get a cleanup crew in Durban. was wondering if there are any snails in the local rock pools that are not reef safe? or will they all be beneficial? also have heard that the red-legged hermits are a bit dodge. any help greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. ed

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    most of them are safe, just look out for cone snails as they are predators
     
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    hey buddy you got multiple threads of the same requests
     
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    Safe bets are Nerita's and turbo coronatus. But Coronatus can became quite big. Nerita's stay small and I like them a lot. Only two problems with tidal snails; they climb out. Sometimes land on the floor. And Nerita's struggle to get up again if they fell down unto the substrate. And they always land on their back.

    Beware of muricidea, they are local and predators.
    Muricidae Snail - Warning - Invertebrates


    Hermits witht the yellow point legs are OK. The red ones with the one claw bigger and half white is ok when small. Becomes a problem when big. Pity as they are the nicer looking ones. Another OK one is a reddish brown hairy hermit. Nice beauti.

    Topshells are also ok.

    Most other snails are predator of something. So be aware.
     
  6. danimal

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    sorry chikaboo - wasn't quite sure where to put it.

    anyway thanks for the replies guys - went down to the bluff and got a few hermits, snails and - a nudibranch! he is currently in my bucket drip-acclimatizing, but before he goes in the tank can I get an ID? is he safe?

    thanks
     
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    sorry forgot to upload the pic!
     
  8. danimal

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    he might be a flatworm...?
     
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