CUC should i add more?

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    ok as of right now i have
    10 hermits (small)
    one scarlet medium size , about a quarter size
    one medium queen conch , she has completely cleaned my sand and is looking darker than ever
    6-7 nassarious snails ranging in different sizes
    one emerald crab
    one pistol shrmp
    one blood shrimp
    3-4 turbos biggest is size of a half dollar

    my question is could i add a sally lightfoot? i finnaly saw some at my LFS (theyre starting to carry stuff that mostly noone carries) and have some nice ones , my concern is that it will be aggresive towards the shrimps and the emerald , would it be ok , or am i getting to CUC obsessive?

    oh and a fancy sea star

    they also have some Staghorn Hermit Crab, they look cool but again same oncern
     
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    The sally will eventually go after your fish as well, so out of concern for them I would pass on that one.

    Not sure what you mean by fancy sea star, are you talking about a linka? you could try one, they pretty 50/50 for any one. To increase your odds of success, i would make sure it has never been forcefully exposed to air and get it from a place you trust.

    Staghorn hermits are very cool, but they hydroid colony that makes up the neat shell are super hard to maintain because they are filter feeders
     
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    in my 37 gallon all i have for a cuc is 4 blue leg hermits...
     
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    I meant to day that the fancy serpent star is also part of my clean up crew,
     
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    well, unless you are having algae problems than I dont think you need anymore, you look pretty good
     
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    oh ok lol better be safe than sorry , i forgot to mention my urchin lol , hes the one that keeps my rock nice and clean
     
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