Need a hermit ID folks

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Hello hello, as the title says also personal exp is always welcome. He is in the sump right now

    Thx in advance.
     

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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Clibanarius taeniatus?
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Not sure on id, but reminds me of one I got in the 80's. It tore apart anything that moved.
     
  5. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    well thats terrible news......

    the more i look around the more i think it is an Australian Clibanarius taeniatus. there isnt a whole lot of information on keeping these guys out there :s
     
  6. Va Reef

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    Looks like a thin stripe hermit, not reef safe and get big if so.
     
  7. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    oooooo, crap you might be right
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    We use them in predator tanks for clean up crew cuz they get so big no one messes with them.
     
  10. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    well i left in the sump for the moment, in about 80 L (20 gallons) of water volume. you reckon thats enough? guess ill have to target feed him a little too even if there is enough algae in my sump. could have sworn i saw him eating my caluerpa taxifolia.... is he going to decimate my amphipod population down there?
     
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    That'll be fine. I doubt it'll go after amphipods. if you're worried about it surviving, you can throw some snails or smaller hermits in there. It'll eat those.
     
  12. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    that makes for an expensive meal, and yes naturally i am concerned for its well being. youre saying it wont find enough to scavenge and survive in my sump? small target feedings twice a week? he is fairly large already