clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

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clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by 1st timer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:46 pm

curious to see who has had luck with it in a gsp tank. Looking for something to add to my tank to help keep it clean.

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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:59 am

You'll need to do your own maid service in a GSP tank.
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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:35 pm

Will likely be the case that you can only add your hands to clean a gsp tank in afraid
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by Maggiec » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:45 pm

I've had success with those great big turbo snails. I have an electric blue hermit that does incredible cleaning - this is the great big one, not the little blue ones. My guys also totally ignore the tuxedo urchin who is excellent. They do still occasionally check out the 2 smaller hermits. They show the greatest interest in the conches, sniffing pecking here and there, but their shells protect them. I've had the same CUC for the year I've had the tank but I guess it depends on the GSP. I would never put a poor shrimp in there though. Definitely need a hefty shell for protection.

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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by pokeystar » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:47 am

I have hermits and a tuxedo urchin . Hermits need hard shells and will be eaten over time.

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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:07 am

If they can flip over the urchin, they will be eaten too. ALL cleaners are nothing more than food reserves for a larger puffer species. ;)
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Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

Post by Maggiec » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:17 pm

They sure do like to hunt, that's for sure. My tank has a sizeable population of the bigger amphipods, and both the GSPs and the long nose hawkfish love to hunt them. When the daylights go off, they all hunt intently around the rockwork, which seems to be a great way to keep them out of trouble. I've found the conches have good shells allowing them to retreat very deeply. The electric blue hermit is using a big Murex shell which is very thick and he can retreat very deep as well.

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