05-12-2011, 04:50 AM
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I want a "bottom hopper" for my reef tank... Any suggestions?
I've had my 37 gallon reef going for about 6 months now and have been slowly stocking it. I have 1 1/2-2" of live black aragonite sand and 30-40 lbs of live rock with various star polyps, mushroom corals, and one bubble coral. The inhabitants are 2 black ocellaris clowns, 1 sixline wrasse, 2 feather dusters, 3 blue-leg hermit crabs, 5 nassisirus (sp?) snails, and various other little snails. I plan on eventually adding a purple firefish, some sort of anemone, a sand sifting starfish (maybe), and a few more corals and snails. I kind of want some sort of bottom-dwelling fish ("bottom hopper") to add a little interest to that level of the tank though. I really like the little red scooter blennies, but I think that without a refugium, the poor little guy wouldn't get enough to eat in my tank. Does anyone have any suggestions for a small "bottom hopper"... maybe one that would stir up the sand or eat algae a little? Thanks!