Which local hermits & Snails are reef safe?

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  1. Spearo

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    Hi All

    Which local hermits & Snails are reef safe?
    @RiaanP
    I remember reading one of your threads with the info, but battling to find it.

    Thank you :thumbup:
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    Best hermit from all over Natal
    Yellow Tip hermit
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    They stay small.
    OK, they are not the prettiest of the hermits, very dull looking.
     
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    then the blue eyed hermit.
    [​IMG]

    Looks a lot more colourful that the Yellow tip
    One claw bigger.
    Grows bigger
    Can climb over corals and bump things off due to lager shells.
     
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    Stay far far away from these

    Here is one I had.
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    Last Pic, Dardanus Megistos, and that is still a baby...

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    Snails,
    Nerita.

    Various colours.

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    But leave the pure white ones and the stigmata
    [​IMG] 450 × 350 - snipview.com


    White ones will just keep on climbing out of your tank until one day you cannot find them anymore.

    The Stigmata will just die, because they want to. they are a lot bigger than the normal Nerita with black body instead of white.
     
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    Turbo coronatus.

    But they can get big, over time. So take the smallest you can find. Grow bigger than a golf ball. I got a couple and they are really slow growers.



    [​IMG] 480 × 228 - gastropods.com

     
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    but leave those looking like this where they are. They die very easily.

    Their shell is smooth compared to the coronatus.
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    @RiaanP any knowledge about the hermit we have in the Cape?

    I know its like a Brown/Green colour. Ive seen i few in local systems for months in warmer water but was allbig fish anyway
     
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    Cape Town water critters can handle warmer water for short periods at a time. Our tanks runs 24/7 at about 25 degrees Celsius. Their lifespan will be short if they adapt at all.
     
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    @RiaanP
    Awesome, thank you very much for the pictures to :)
    Everyone collecting should know this info!
     
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    I'm bookmarking this :)
     
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    how do i stop snails from going down overflow?
     
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    Cover the overflow with mesh/eggcrate/comb/etc
     
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    thanks ...not so easy when your tank is 1m wide....iam gong to have to get in....:thumbup:
     
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    Why stay far? i have one of these bought at local lfs.... must i be worried?
     
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    THEY GET BIG

    As in bigger than your hand.
     
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