What eats halimeda?

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hi all -

    Anybody know what eats halimeda? I have some growing around some corals that my urchin can't get to.

    I used to have an emerald crab but he was not too big on trimming the halimeda.

    I usually manually trim it but I'd love to get something that takes care of it for me.

    Thanks in advance!

    matt
     
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  3. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    IIRC very few critters do.
     
  4. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    I cant think of anything. luckily it grows slow, looks nice, and is simple to manually remove.
     
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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    ps. its the only macro i let grow in my tanks now (have cheato in the fuge)
     
  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There may be some sea hare species that might.
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I'll look into that. Thanks John
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Some Tangs will.I've seen Regal Tangs and Saifin's eat it.I realise that doesn't help much.:-/Maybe PM John and see if he knows. Emeralds will need to be starving before they will touch it IME.;)
     
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  10. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    I'm sure the Tang Police wouldn't mind if you added two or three Sailfin's...just temporary and all. :p
     
  11. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Matt would just be required to wear one of those ankle bracelts until the Tang/Tangs are returned to a proper home thats all.::)::)
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hehe. I only have a 26 gallon tank.
    If I didn't care about fish size, I'd throw a Foxface or Kole Tang in there.