Agree with u there Jacques, Was speaking to my LFS a week ago about CBB's as i was interested in getting one at the time, and he advised me against it saying for about every 100 he sells aprox 3-4 of those will live. Thats a pretty scarey thought.JIP Kunhardt - you are 100% correct! They are and you can do that. BUT - you SHOULD choose mussels that can live in warmer water...... else they will just end up dying....
I once too black mussels from the rocks at Blouberg (and don't worry - I ALWAYS have a valid license for this) to try and feed a Copperband Butterfly that did not want to eat - the mussels lived for another 3 to 5 months after the CBB died on me.... I won't buy another CBB from a LFS again - perhaps only buy one from a fellow reefer - one that is PROVEN to eat already......
I am NOT condoning the purchase of CBB's - because their mortality rate is JUST FAR TOO HIGH!
Yes, sorry, but there are a lot of nicer and interesting bi-valves than black musselsmussels are bivalves
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