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Utilitarian Inverts

TOP 10 Utilitarian INVERTS For Your Tank - Hilary Jaffe

In this episode, Hilary shares her top 10 utilitarian invertebrates to keep in your tank. Join us as we learn how these inverts keep algae and pests under control, and find out which inverts made the list and why!

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    Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus) - Clean up Crew
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    Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus) - Clean up Crew

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    Mithraculus sculptus is a small crab with a carapace longer than it is wide and large chelae (claws). The carapace is flat, shiny and green, finely sculpted, with whitish material adhering to the projections. The chelae are also...
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    Cleaner Shrimp - Clean Up Crew
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    Cleaner Shrimp - Clean Up Crew

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    Known by various names, including Pacific cleaner shrimp, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and skunk cleaner shrimp, these shrimp play a vital role in coral reef ecosystems. Their common name is derived from the fact that a large portion of their diet is made up...
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    (10) Pack Trochus Snails (Trochus spp.) Banded or White - Cleanup Crew
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    (10) Pack Trochus Snails (Trochus spp.) Banded or White - Cleanup Crew

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    Trochus snails consume film algae, hair algae, diatoms and some species of cyanobacteria. These snails are excellent for cleaning the rocks and glass of your aquarium, but tend to shy away from the sand. Trochus snails can right themselves, but like...
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    (10) Pack Blue Legged Hermit Crabs (Clibanarius sp) - Cleanup Crew
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    (10) Pack Blue Legged Hermit Crabs (Clibanarius sp) - Cleanup Crew

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    Scarlet & Blue Leg Hermits are an essential part of any Clean up Crew.  This omnivore can access the smallest crevices and openings within aquascape to consume any nuisance algae including hair algae and cyanobacteria. They also will consume...
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    (10) Pack LARGE Nassaurius Snail (Nassarius vibex) - Cleanup Crew
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    (10) Pack LARGE Nassaurius Snail (Nassarius vibex) - Cleanup Crew

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    Nassarius snails are very active scavengers, feeding on crabs and carrion as dead fish, etc. They often burrow into marine substrates and then wait with only their siphon protruding, until they smell nearby food.  They are essential for aerating...
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    (10) Pack Bumble Bee Snail (Engina mendicaria) - Cleanup Crew
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    (10) Pack Bumble Bee Snail (Engina mendicaria) - Cleanup Crew

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    Bumble Bee snails are very active scavengers, feeding on crabs and carrion as dead fish, etc. They are great at eating vermetid snails, polychaete worms, and left over food & waste. Clean Up Crews only Ship on Monday - Thursday to avoid...
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    (10) Pack Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs (Paguristes cadenati) - Cleanup Crew
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    (10) Pack Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs (Paguristes cadenati) - Cleanup Crew

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    Paguristes cadenati, the scarlet hermit crab (not to be confused with the Mexican Red Leg Hermit), is a small (about 3 centimetres or 1.2 inches across) species of hermit crab with a bright red body and yellow eyestalks that...