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  1. killifish

    killifish Cuttlefish Registered

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    What tank cleaning invert species would help keep the tank clean and not become my future (hopefully at least) S. bandensis's most expensive meal yet :wink:?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
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    mcmusashi5 GPO Registered

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    i think someone tell me if im wroung but snails will clean and cuttle dont like them i think:smile:
     
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    Thanks mc, you have been a realy big help:notworth:.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Snails, bristleworms and hermits are all good cleaners for cuttle tanks. Take a look at some of the cuttle articles, they go into detail. :grin:
     
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    Thanks thal, at least the bristleworms aren't going to be to hard to get a hold of! Considering that they are in no way in short supply in my nano reef tank:wink:.
     
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    your welcome its nothing
     
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    I heard that hermits and snails were safe with cuttles, but I just put some in my tank with 1 Sepia bandensis and right away, the cuttle pulled a hermit out (didn't eat it, just killed it). Then the next day, she attempted to eat a nassarius snail that was munching on a silver side, but decided the silver side tasted better. And something killed another nassarius snail overnight. There aren't any predators in there except the one cuttle. I think she is just bored and is curious about them, but the poor little buggers can't take it. She leaves the other kinds of snails alone, but my nassarius and zebra hermits really get her interested.
     
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    It may be more that you have added something to the tank rather than what you have added. I have found the even a shrimp may survive an octopus IF it is in the tank before the octo arrives and IF it does not get overly curious. The octos learn quickly that anything I put in the tank is food (or anything new that get put in the tank, the I part may not be relavent).
     
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    I was kind of thinking along those lines too. My cats don't care about my pet spiders, frogs and fish. But if something, anything, new comes into the house, it commands all of their attention.
     
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    stars are also a really good for cleaning and they look good8-)
     
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    Unless you have any inverts, then the stars will eat them.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    That depends on what kind of star. There are some that eat inverts, and some that don't.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice every one.
     
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    The ones that feed on microfauna are often the most difficult to care for and probably won't survive in most ceph tanks. The hardy ones are the destructive types.
     

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