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post #11 of 279 Old 01-12-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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There are a bunch of different gobies that are good additions. My favorite is my yellow watchman goby. Also royal Grammas and firefish are great too.
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The yellow watchman goby is definitely on my list, as is firefish; but both are jumpers so i havent looked much into them. Ive decided on Ocellaris clownfish, blue/green reef chromis, hermit crabs and in the future a mandarin dragonette.

On another note. I have my hermit crabs; ive read contradicting reports of keeping hermit crabs and turbo snails together. Hoping someone can give me a good answer. Can i get some turbo snails? :D

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You can get anything you want in regards to a CUC. But, hermits can and will kill snails for their shells, if they want them badly enough. On the other hand, Turbo shells are a bit big for them, so im pretty sure your safe there.
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Is there a to big of a CUC?
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If you get to many, they starve out because of no food.
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Oh yeah. That would make sense.
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The yellow watchman goby is definitely on my list, as is firefish; but both are jumpers so i havent looked much into them. Ive decided on Ocellaris clownfish, blue/green reef chromis, hermit crabs and in the future a mandarin dragonette.

On another note. I have my hermit crabs; ive read contradicting reports of keeping hermit crabs and turbo snails together. Hoping someone can give me a good answer. Can i get some turbo snails? :D
I have all of these except the green Mandarin and they're good easy fish. I think they're really cool personally. All peaceful. Only thing to note is just get one of the chromis...they'll chase each other and you'll end up with one. Happened to me with mine. As far as the jumpers, my firefish jumped once...out of the bag I bright him home in and into my tank. The goby on the other hand if startled dings off the light and back into the tank. This is only at night though. Oddly enough my flame angel is the one I worry about. He jumped right out into the floor one day. Any way I think you can get clear net covers from bulk reef supply that will bounce any jumpers back in but still leave your tank open.

My clean up crew consists of a handful of hermits, 4 nassarius snails, three astrea snails and a couple nerite(I think that's what they're called) snails. You can also get cleaner shrimp that will help but you have to be careful when mixing certain species. Definitely stay away from large crabs (i.e. Emerald crabs) as they will eat anything easy like corals.
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So I've gotten my first few fish. Two Ocellaris Clownfish and a pair of blue/green chromis, plus my hermit crabs.

On to my question; Shrimp? What kind of shrimp would be suitable and also would my current fish or any future inhabitants that I'm thinking of (Royal Gramma per evanlundberg4 or Firefish) be a danger to them if i get them?

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