Blue leg hermits

Discussion in 'Reef Cleaners' started by Iraf, Nov 12, 2008.

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  1. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    Do you have an ETA on when you will have them back in stock?

    I'm needing to replenish the crabs in my 58 gallon tank
     
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  3. Av8Bluewater

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  4. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    their all dead have been for a long time but need something to control some of the LG algae starting to grow in the tank
     
  5. bc219

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    I don't like them, they're aggressive and don't clean as well (in my opinion) as the red legged...
     
  6. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    I've had more issues with zebra (left hand) hermits than anything, thats what happened to all my blues they all got killed by the zebras which all got thrown in the parking lot of my office
     
  7. MAZILLA

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    I dont house hermits anymore, they are more hassle than they are worth. Especially when they start malling corals for food, or better yet, eat all your snails. I stick with snails 100% of the time.
     
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  9. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Have you tried the red legged?
     
  10. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    yes but they dont do as good as a job imo, I prefer the smaller blue legs since they can get in and out of the rockwork easier
     
  11. johnmaloney

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    we got them in now. I will be updating the website soon, just got back to the computer. Get this - I had to guard my warehouse last night, (my brother had something better to do), because a UPS truck crashed into it! I know about door to door service- but come on! :) Anyway back to work, should be up in a half an hour.
     
  12. johnmaloney

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    To join in on what the others said... All hermits have the same problems, they will kill snails for their shell. Empties reduce this, but it can still happen. If you have long haired algae though, they are the ones to go with. We have like 8 different hermits in the assorted hermit mix now - a lot of jade hermits and left-handed hermits.