whats the difference between??

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    I would like to know what is the difference between the blue legged hermit and the red legged hermit??
     
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    Their leg color, of course!! :lol:

    The reds are quite a bit larger. But as far as habits, diet, temperment, etc. go, they act the same and have the same needs. Some people say the blue legs are less aggressive, but that's not true in my experience.
     
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    sweet!! thanks a lot. I was debating which one I would get. lol I'm trying to get rid of my "red slime". How many do you think I would need in a 55 gallon? Im thinking of mixing and matching with Astreas as well.
     
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    They aren't going to eat red slime, if that's what you want them for. They will kill and eat any snails that you get though. A lot of people don't like hermits in their tanks for that reason.
     
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    then what should I get as a CUC to get rid of red slime?
     
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    pretty much nothing will eat red slime. you need to increase flow, increase water changes and reduce phosphates.

    a refugium can reduce phosphates, or a phos reactor. both not hard to set up.
     
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    Yeah, you will have a tough time finding anything that will eat that crap! You need to just beat the slime yourself.
     
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    The only invert I've ever seen actually eat cyano,is a sea hare.But thats not normal for them either.
     
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