Your First Marine Invertebrates - Choosing a Clean up crew - CUC

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    Hi . I'm reachingt he end of my first cycle so i'm contemplating cuc. I have a 160 litre tank with 30L sump.
    I know fire shrimp are not on your list,but i do want one. So,: can i have one of each
    ( fire,peppermint, skunk cleaner) ? How many shrimp max?
    I dont want to get pairs as i'm limited for space...
     
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    shrimps are fine, you can keep 3-4, some are aggressive but i have about 20 and no issues
     
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    I Love Shrimps!! :lol: 20 Of them......... What a Sight that must be!!!!!!
     
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    I found my hermit crab having a mega breakfast today in the morning.. sadly for me he was enjoying some prawns (my cleaner shrimp) .. I wish I could have prawns for breakfast
     
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    Your cleaner shrimp did moult most likely. Then they are very vulnerable.
     
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    Even hermits when they moult are very vulnerable. Lost a nice Dardanos megistos to his bigger brother... :(
     
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    thank you allfor your input.shrimpies -R-Us
     
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    anyone know of supplier in JHB area that has stock???
     
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    As a guideline I saw someone recommend the following:

    Snails - 1 per 8L
    Hermits - 1 per 12L

    Will also be dependent on age of tank / amount of food and types of snails or hermits.
     
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    there is no guide, all depends on food etc
     

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