Clean up crews are doomed?

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by swann, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. swann

    swann Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hello, Ive been cycleing my 180 for over 3 months now, in hopes to care for a cuttle. One question that came over me is..will my clean up crews be doomed? snailes, cucumbers, stars, ect. ? When I had a Bimac Octo, eventually the snails atleast became lunch...same with a cuttle I'm guessing.

    Thanks, Swann
     
  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I never had a problem with my cuttles bothering my clean-up crew, the cuttlefish only wanted live shrimp or fiddler crabs.
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    You should not experience any problems with those species, in regards to their chance of becoming prey for a cuttlefish. Cuttlefish are very visually oriented, especially when juveniles, so the likelihood of the cuttlefish preying upon a starfish or sea cucumber is low.

    Greg (yes, I used starfish instead of seastar, sue me:roflmao:)
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Echinoderms and Cephalopods will usually live in harmony.
     
  5. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :headphon: I hear a song... "Cephalopods and spiny skins, living together in harmony"...
     
  6. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Personally I would avoid any kind of sea cucumber. Lost 13 ponies to a cuke nuke, and it was a "Tiger tail".
     
  7. Octavarium

    Octavarium Wonderpus Registered

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    Yeah sea cucumbers seem to risky to keep in a tank...not worth the benefits at all that other animals could perform. Sticky, messy guts all over isnt very appealing either.
     
  8. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Just use an ordinary clean up crew - snails and crabs - as Cuttlegirl mentions, you should be OK with these.

    Nancy
     

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