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  1. Crustaceans
    Okay so I was up at Gerbers yesterday, just looking around and I found John there. Long time since I saw the owner. We talked a bit and he asked how my tank is doing. I mentioned the Asterina Starfish problem, and he suggested the Harlequin shrimp. I politely declined and explained their...
  2. Crustaceans
    How many pistol shrimp can you kee in a 55gal ? Are they aggresive toward each other?
  3. Crustaceans
    Hello, Going to be creating a 55 gallon reef tank. I'm in the long process of researching everything and I am currently stuck on the cleaning crew. Appears every source I check offers different advice. I've heard 1 snail per gallon and 1 hermit per 2 gallons. I think it would be easier to...
  4. Crustaceans
    Hi I brought two peppermint shrimps a few weeks ago to eat Aiptasia, but the peppermint shrimps have not eaten the Aiptasia. Can anyone give me advance on how I could get the peppermint shrimps to eat the Aiptasia? Thank you
  5. Crustaceans
    About a week ago my cleaner shrimp started developing black dots on his sides that looked the same on both sides. They have yet to go away and since then he has been acting very strange. He twitches and has spasms every now and then. He doesnt clean my fish when they come up to him. He still...
  6. Reef Fish
    I really want a wartskin angler for my 30 gallon reef tank, however, I know they will eat crustaceans and small fish. I'm willing to remove some of my crustaceans (such as cleaner shrimp) in order to accommodate the angler. What types of crustaceans or other tankmates will anglers eat? I know...
  7. Crustaceans
    Hello, I bought an arrow crab yesterday for bristle worm control and everything seems to be going great. :) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on keeping these guys since this is the first crustacean I have bought for my tank...well besides hermit crabs. Should I feed him anything or are...
  8. Crustaceans
    New to the whole site and all that. I'm far from getting my first specimens for my new aquarium(Which is still cycling. I have weeks of planning time) but I wanna plan ahead on species I want. First, the aquarium size. 46-gallon bowfront. Filter; as of yet, its a 50 gallon aquarclear hang on...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Bet you didn't see this coming: DNA sequencing has discovered that soft corals are more genetically linked to arthropods (insects and crustaceans) than they are with hard corals! So you think hard corals are the closet relatives to soft corals? Think again!; Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
  10. Crustaceans
    i have a ten gallon tank with no fish right now due to ich.All i have in there is a small cleanup crew with a sally lightfoot crab,an emerald crab,2 red leg cortez hermit crabs and a turbo snail.There is a good amount of algae in there right now.I am leaving for hawaii on monday and will be gone...
  11. Crustaceans
    Hey guys wondering if anybody can identify my crab I live in Texas and I went fishing lsat week ago in Texas city and caught a crab and decided to keep him and put him into my tank does anybody know what he is? ? Please help <a...
  12. Crustaceans
    Does anybody know what this is? I can't find it in any books