Hair algae!!!!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Camkha1234, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. Moby Duck

    Moby Duck Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Shouldn't, nassarius snails stir sand bed and other snails will go to town on all sorts f algae
     
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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Thanks. I'll check reefcleaners.org and my LFS.
     
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  4. Moby Duck

    Moby Duck Purple Spiny Lobster

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    The one problem I see with urchins is that they eat coraline algae, not a problem but I have never seen one eat hair algae although I never had a Halloween urchin I had a blue tuxedo. Once they eat the coraline and there is no more you have to take a chance with dried seweed. I had to give mine away because he wasn't eating.
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I don't want anything eating my coralline algae, it just started to grow lol.
     
  6. Chance

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    Nassarius snails are really more of a top soil type sifter. Meaning they shouldn't get into your DSB and stir anything up.
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    It's hard for me to choose because they all have pros and cons. If this matters, I have some hair algae that is 3+ inches long.
     
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  9. Chance

    Chance Bubble Tip Anemone

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    It also depends on where it is! If it's on the sand more Nassarius and Hermits are going to work the best. If it's on the rocks, Hermits and Margaritas and Astraea Snails are your best bet.
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Thanks. I'll see if my LFS has Margaritas. I know for sure that they'll have Astraeas. If for some reason they don't help, I'll try to get a pincushion or Halloween urchin.

    Thank you everyone for all of your help!
     
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  11. 2in10

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    Nassarius snails are carnivores that live in the top layer of sand as stated.

    You could look into a lettuce slug possibly to get at your algae and then return it or give to someone in need of its services.
     
  12. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I'm going to the LFS soon, so I'll see if they have any. They said that they don't have any Margaritas, but they do have Astraeas. I'm definitely going to buy some of those.