reef safe inverts

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Joined: April 25th, 2009, 1:46 pm

May 31st, 2009, 9:26 pm #1

what are some inverts safe for a reef tank?

thanks,
luke
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Eoibio
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Joined: April 29th, 2009, 8:32 pm

June 1st, 2009, 4:32 pm #2

I think (im not 100% sure) camel shrimp are safe..

And I think most snails are safe..
75g (mainly) Discus Tank
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x1 Polypterus Delhezi 5''

x 1 African Brown Knifefish 5 1/2''

x 1 Kuhli Loach 5''

x2 Synodontis Eupterus 4''

x 6 Discus 2'' - 6''

x1 Ram 2 1/2''

x2 Kribensis 2'' (M&F)

x1 Peppermint Pikehead 4 1/2''

x2 Empire Goby 2'' & 3''

x1 Nandus Mercatus.
Filteration: Eheim ecco pro and a Eheim proffesional thermo II
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puffcrusader696
Baby Black Aro
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 11:11 pm

June 2nd, 2009, 3:38 am #3

Reef safe inverts:

Peppermint shrimp
Camel shrimp
skunk cleaner shrimp
sexy shrimp
anemone shrimp
anemone crabs
hermit crabs (most all types)
turbo snails
nassarius snails (incredibly valuable to a reef system)
most other snails

if anyone has any others just add them or any corrections post them :D
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Eoibio
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June 2nd, 2009, 7:58 pm #4

Giant hermits are bad...They move about the live rock, eat small fish and ruin reef tanks...lol
75g (mainly) Discus Tank
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x1 Polypterus Delhezi 5''

x 1 African Brown Knifefish 5 1/2''

x 1 Kuhli Loach 5''

x2 Synodontis Eupterus 4''

x 6 Discus 2'' - 6''

x1 Ram 2 1/2''

x2 Kribensis 2'' (M&F)

x1 Peppermint Pikehead 4 1/2''

x2 Empire Goby 2'' & 3''

x1 Nandus Mercatus.
Filteration: Eheim ecco pro and a Eheim proffesional thermo II
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Will
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Joined: April 29th, 2009, 8:48 pm

June 2nd, 2009, 8:02 pm #5

Are conches safe?
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Eoibio
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June 2nd, 2009, 8:25 pm #6

Do conches even get sold in the trade??? I remember I found one on a beach.. Weird thing they are..I dont really see how the hell they could damage a reef...I am probally totally wrong tho..lol
75g (mainly) Discus Tank
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x1 Polypterus Delhezi 5''

x 1 African Brown Knifefish 5 1/2''

x 1 Kuhli Loach 5''

x2 Synodontis Eupterus 4''

x 6 Discus 2'' - 6''

x1 Ram 2 1/2''

x2 Kribensis 2'' (M&F)

x1 Peppermint Pikehead 4 1/2''

x2 Empire Goby 2'' & 3''

x1 Nandus Mercatus.
Filteration: Eheim ecco pro and a Eheim proffesional thermo II
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Will
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June 6th, 2009, 4:19 pm #7

My Local big Al's has one for sale :)

Another note: if no soft coral, anemones or sponges are present, cowries are nice :)
Last edited by Will on June 6th, 2009, 4:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Gene0514
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Joined: May 4th, 2009, 10:35 pm

June 25th, 2009, 5:49 pm #8

Fire shrimp and coral banded shrimp are reef safe too

so are corals and featherdusters and clams/mussels
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puffcrusader696
Baby Black Aro
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 11:11 pm

June 30th, 2009, 7:33 pm #9

Gene0514 wrote:Fire shrimp and coral banded shrimp are reef safe too

so are corals and featherdusters and clams/mussels
well corals are a given since they generally are the "reef"

however, galaxia coral and others are not particularity safe since their sweeper tentacles sting other corals and inverts.
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July 1st, 2009, 1:16 am #10

many corals have sweeper tentacles

for example Euphyllia corals do
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