hitchhikers as food?

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  1. mollusk3D

    mollusk3D Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello all. i work at a small fish shop and we just got a juv bimac (mantle length is around 2.5inches). i pick through the live rock for non reef safe hitchhikers and have a sizable collection of whelks (most are Engina zonalis i believe) and i was wondering if these were safe to feed to the octo? are there any hitchhikers to avoid?
    cheers
    Carson
     
  2. mcmusashi5

    mcmusashi5 GPO Registered

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    i think what i would say is as long as the hitchhicker is smaller and looks as it cant do much damage you are good to go
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    ... Although cone shells can also be small and innocuous-looking :roll:
     
  4. mcmusashi5

    mcmusashi5 GPO Registered

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    well if they are hermits its pretty much okay right
     

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