Clean up crews are doomed?

swann

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#1
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
 

gjbarord

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#3
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:)
 

Octavarium

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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.
 

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