Hermits and Snails

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Rabbit, 26 Apr 2011.

  1. Rabbit

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm someone could assist me with this.....

    I've noticed that the guys in the states sells off reef cleaner packages, eg liveaquaria.com

    To Purchase something similar at our LFS' would cost a arm and a leg to get something similar. ie one blue legged hermit would average on R40.

    Is there a place in the cape where one could collect similar reef safe invertes for use in our tanks. or buy in bulk at a reasonable price ?
     
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  3. Duri

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    I got blue legged hermits at Sam Aquarium for R25 each
     
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    Cape waters are too cold. Next time up to Natal, yu can collect your own CUC. Just have your permits sorted. Good excuse to go to Natal... :whistling:
     
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    Hello Riaan,

    I'm headed to the coast this weekend, what can I collect (cuc) and where's a good place to collect?
     
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    Some Cape town creatures can adapt to our tank temps. I have local hermits and snails in my tank. The black shelled snails you find in rock pools are excellent algae eaters. Local hermits, collected at Strand, are good detritus eaters but dont play well with other hermits. They also have a tendency to attack snails.
     
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    I'll head off to Strand beach tommorow to have a look.
     
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    depends on where you go.
    Check out rock pools and tidal pools. At low tide.
    Local natal hermits, the Yellow tips are my favourite, dark green black body, as in reef safe 100% in my opinion.
    Blue eyed hermits, actually nicer looking, with one big white claw, reddish colour body. small ones very nice. Bigger ones can bother other corals by walking all over them.

    snails, topshells and turbo and nerita's are all ok. But if you do not know what you see on the rocks, rather leave it.
     
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    I know the post is about Hermits and Crabs...but what about the green like soft finger coral looking algae we find at our local beach sites...does that do the same as the cheato or the caulerpa do in our refugium or sump...?
     
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