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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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hermit vs. crab

I was just wondering which would be better for a clean up crew emeral green crabs or hermit crabs. I have 65 gallon.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-02-2011, 11:50 PM
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hmmm

without knowing the conditions and what your trying to conrtol.its hard to give you to much of an opinion..but i like both..a couple emeralds and a crew of hermits...there are alot of hermits out there so choose wisely.

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-03-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I am just trying to control uneaten food, fish waste and algae
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-04-2011, 12:13 AM
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well

hermits seem more versatile to me...red leg,blue leg, scarlet, holloween,those are some good hermit candidates..

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-06-2011, 02:34 PM
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I know there are some that do not like crabs, but I personally have a ton of hermits in my reef, along with some large Mexican turbo snails for algae control. The hermits don't do a very good job on algae, but they do a great job with detritus and uneaten food.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-06-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I just got 10 red leg hermits and 3 emreral and 2 of the emeral crabs have really done a number on the algae already
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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nice

sweet man ...just remeber to under stock as the food stuffs will be eaten up sooner than lateras far as algaes go.

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