Reef Cleaners to the Rescue!!! *UPDATE* pg. 4

Discussion in 'Reef Cleaners' started by hydrologic, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. hydrologic

    hydrologic Feather Duster

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    Awesome, this really helps. Now, I'll be focusing on getting my magnesium up instead of chasing all the numbers at once.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That hermit in the picture is a blue leg.
     
  4. hydrologic

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    Ha! "winner?" sums it up well. But really, I'm glad I entered because I'm starting to believe I can fix this thing whereas before I was almost sure the tank would always be a fuzzy caulerpa garden.

    Hopefully the plan works, thanks for the encouragement
     
  5. johnmaloney

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    a nice sized blue leg is what I think you meant to say, but we are talking about the mini guy who is camoflauged in front of him. ;) I do have a field guide with some hermits in it, I have to track that down and get back to you with the proper species id.

    I agree that species isn't a match, it seems to be solid white, this guy has beige bands on him. "White claw hermit, or dwarf white claw hermit" are the only names I have heard for them though in the hobby. Common names are confusing but I will get that species id for you soon. The blue leg is a Clibinarus tricolor, I remember that one at least. :)
     
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    Yup, that's the one. Your description is spot on. I'll keep looking too
     
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    I found this dwarf yellow tip hermit crab. This is getting close, but still too dark. Perhaps mine are juveniles and not yet dark? Not sure
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    Pictures!!! I figured I'd post some close-ups so you guys can get a better view of the caulerpa verticillata on the rocks. Plus, I know y'all love pictures

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  10. johnmaloney

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    the guys in fly speckled cerith and nassarius shells are full sized. That is a different hermit for sure, the bands on the white claw hermits are smaller.
     
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    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

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    Congrats on the win!! Tank is turning around and will look nice and clean in no time!! K+
     
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    what is going on other than the mangrove int he refugium? I see something underneath it/to the side of it (?)