What to feed turbo snails and hermits when no algae?

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by jen_designs@hotmail.com, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. We bought 10 turbo snails and 12 blue legged hermits to help keep our
    tank clean. We were having a problem with brown algae. Well I woke up
    yesterday, and not one spot of algae left. Buggers must have been busy
    that night. Now I am concerned that they may not have enough to eat.
    What can I feed them besides algae?

    Thanks

    Jen
     
    jen_designs@hotmail.com, Mar 22, 2005
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  2. jen_designs@hotmail.com

    Ray Martini Guest

    I would think you could suppliment the tank with macroalgae or any other
    algae type foods from the LFS. Do you have alot of live rock in the tank? I
    probably have 12 turbos plus 2 big Mexican Turbos and 20 or so blue legged
    crabs and 8 scarlets. There's 100 lbs of rock in the tank so their
    constantly busy and doing well.

    I sometimes throw a couple algae discs in there just in case someon wants
    them.


    <jen_designs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > We bought 10 turbo snails and 12 blue legged hermits to help keep our
    > tank clean. We were having a problem with brown algae. Well I woke up
    > yesterday, and not one spot of algae left. Buggers must have been busy
    > that night. Now I am concerned that they may not have enough to eat.
    > What can I feed them besides algae?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jen
    >
     
    Ray Martini, Mar 22, 2005
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  3. You don't need to feed them anything. They'll find food on
    their own, especially once you have fish and daily tank
    feedings occuring.

    Marc


    jen_designs@hotmail.com wrote:
    > We bought 10 turbo snails and 12 blue legged hermits to help keep our
    > tank clean. We were having a problem with brown algae. Well I woke up
    > yesterday, and not one spot of algae left. Buggers must have been busy
    > that night. Now I am concerned that they may not have enough to eat.
    > What can I feed them besides algae?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jen
    >


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    Marc Levenson, Mar 23, 2005
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