Local Inverts, can I keep em?

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by moz, 9 Dec 2007.

  1. moz

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    Was going to go diving, but the water was to cold so I looked in rock pools instead, below are pics of some of the inverts I found. Can I keep them, are they reef safe, what are they?
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    Another Snail

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    Hermit and Shrimp

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    More hermits
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I have one of those hermits, great for hair algea etc. My sister has some of those shrimp and they do well as well
     
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    Those hermits as far as i am concerned are a nuisance as they nock rocks and coral's over in my tank.

    The shrimps are cool nice addition as they spawn like crazy when they happy, good food for everything.
     
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    Cool, the hermits and shrimp go in, luckily my rocks are to big for them to knock over, any idea on the snails, not great pics but best I could do?
     
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    Think they pretty good at munching cyno
     
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    Those snails are ok just pretty slow we do get a dwarf cockel that works really well almost as good as a turbo.

    Only hassle with the snails is they like to climb out the tank and dry up.
     
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    ive got +-80 of those hermits (small) never really had any issues with them.
     
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    I also caught the same shrimps recently. The spots on mine is pink/purplish and they seem to be very happy in the tank.
     
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    Hey Moz - where exactly (and how) did you get the shrimps? I have only seen those shrimps up the Garden Route (closer to Hermanus' side of the coast)....
     
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    Shrimps are lousy everywhere but specially in the estuaries. They are actually quite pretty things particularly when they get big!

    I have not tried the snails... wil be interesting to see how they handle higher temps...
     
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    Hi - right in the beginning when I started my FOWLR tanks (first the 300 litre - which I am setting up AGAIN), and the 2 metre - I used to have quite a few of these snails in the tank. They did an OK job of chowing the non-filamentous (slimey type) algae... They lasted about 4-6 months.....
     
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    The shrimps are in every rock pool in Port Elizabeth, which is one end of the Garden Route.
     
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    Some feed back on the hermits, first the good news. I had what I thought were tufts of hair algae, they are now all gone, the bad news, how can an animal so small produce so much :shit:
    On that note what eats hermit crab :shit:
     
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    Skimmers:lol:
     
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    Speaking of hermits and their pooh, where does it actually go, I mean their bum is in the shell 24/7 isn't it?
     
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