Salt Water Tank Clean-up Crew Animals

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Algae[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty General Algae Eater Cyanobacteria Slime Algae Bubble Algae Hair Algae Film Algae Microalgae Diatoms
Abalone X [1]
[[Astraea tecta|
  
Astraea Snail (Astraea tecta)
]]
[[Image:
  
Astraea Snail (Astraea tecta)Astraea close up.jpg
|150px]]
  
Astraea Snail (Astraea tecta)10 gal
  
Astraea Snail (Astraea tecta)Easy
X [2] X [2] [3] X [2] [3]
Banded Trochus Snails X [4] X [4] (minor) [4] X [4] X [4]
[[Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus|
  
Black Sailfin Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Black Sailfin Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus)Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus8664.jpg
|150px]]
  
Black Sailfin Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus)30 gal
  
Black Sailfin Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus fuscus)Moderate
X[5] X[5] X[5]
Brown scopas tang [[Image:
  
Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)Zebrasoma scopas4564.jpg
|150px]]
  
Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)100 gal
  
Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)Challenging
X [6] [7]
Cerith Snails X [8]
[[Amblygobius rainfordi|
  
Old Glory (Amblygobius rainfordi)
]]
[[Image:
  
Old Glory (Amblygobius rainfordi)Rainfordsgoby-907.jpg
|150px]]
  
Old Glory (Amblygobius rainfordi)40 gal
  
Old Glory (Amblygobius rainfordi)Moderate
X [9] x [9]
[[Clibanarius tricolor|
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)
]]
[[Image:
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)BlueLegHermitCrab.png
|150px]]
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)10 gal
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)Easy
X [10] X [10] X [10]
Dwarf Red Tip Hermit X [11]
Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit X [12] X [12]
[[Calcinus laevimanus|
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)Left hand hermit.png
|150px]]
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)20 gal
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)Easy
X [13] X [13]
[[Mithraculus sculptus|
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)Emerald Crab.jpg
|150px]]
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)30 gal
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)Moderate
X [14][3] X [14] [3]
Green Lettuce Sea Slug X [15]
[[Margarites pupillus|
  
Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus)No Image.png
|150px]]
  
Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus)15 gal
  
Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus)Moderate
X [16] X [16]
[[Turbo fluctuosa|
  
Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)
]]
[[Image:
  
Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)Turbo fluctuosa-8580.jpg
|150px]]
  
Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)12 gal
  
Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)Easy
X [17] X [17]
Pincushion Urchin X [17]
[[Percnon gibbesi|
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)
]]
[[Image:
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)Percnon gibbesi-6284.jpg
|150px]]
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)50 gal
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)Moderate
X [17] [3]
Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab X [18] [3] X [18] X [18] X [18][3]
[[Calcinus elegans|
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)
]]
[[Image:
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)Dwarfzebrahermitcrab.jpg
|150px]]
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)30 gal
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)Moderate
X [19] X [19] X [19]
Shortspine Urchin X [20]
[[Astraea phoebia|
  
Spiny Star Astraea (Astraea phoebia)
]]
[[Image:
  
Spiny Star Astraea (Astraea phoebia)No Image.png
|150px]]
  
Spiny Star Astraea (Astraea phoebia)20 gal
  
Spiny Star Astraea (Astraea phoebia)Moderate
X [21] X [21]
Turban Snails X [22]
Zebra Turbo Snails X [23]

Detritus[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty References
Brittle Sea Star [24]
Cerith Snails [8]
Dwarf Red Tip Hermit [11]
Dwarf Zebra Hermit [[Image:
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)Left hand hermit.png
|150px]]
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)20 gal
  
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab (Calcinus laevimanus)Easy
[13]
Fighting Conch [[Image:
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)Strombus alatus.jpg
|150px]]
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)10 gal
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)Easy
[25]
Nassarius Snails [26]
[[Lysmata wurdemanni|
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)
]]
[[Image:
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Lysmata wurdemanniAQ.jpg
|150px]]
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)20 gal
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Moderate
[27]
[[Percnon gibbesi|
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)
]]
[[Image:
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)Percnon gibbesi-6284.jpg
|150px]]
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)50 gal
  
Sally Lightfoot Crab (Percnon gibbesi)Moderate
[17][3]
Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab [18]
Serpent Sea Star [28]
Nassarius distortus [29]
[[Astropecten polycanthus|
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)No Image.png
|150px]]
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)200 gal
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)Moderate
[3] [30]

Dropped Food[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty References
[[Stenopus hispidus|
  
Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)Stenopus hispidus-6741.jpg
|150px]]
  
Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)25 gal
  
Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)Moderate
[31]
Brittle Sea Star [24]
Cerith Snails [8]
[[Mithraculus sculptus|
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)Emerald Crab.jpg
|150px]]
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)30 gal
  
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus)Moderate
[14]
Nassarius Snails [26]
[[Lysmata wurdemanni|
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)
]]
[[Image:
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Lysmata wurdemanniAQ.jpg
|150px]]
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)20 gal
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Moderate
[27]
Porcelain Crab [32]
Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab [18][3]
Serpent Sea Star [28]
[[Astropecten polycanthus|
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)No Image.png
|150px]]
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)200 gal
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)Moderate
[3] [30]

Fish waste[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty References
Cerith Snails [8]
Nassarius Snails [26]
[[Lysmata wurdemanni|
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)
]]
[[Image:
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Lysmata wurdemanniAQ.jpg
|150px]]
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)20 gal
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Moderate
[27]

Nuisance Animals[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty Aiptasia Glass anemones
[[Lysmata wurdemanni|
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)
]]
[[Image:
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Lysmata wurdemanniAQ.jpg
|150px]]
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)20 gal
  
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)Moderate
X [27] [3] X [27]

Sand Sifting[edit | edit source]

Minimum Tank Size Difficulty References
Cerith Snails [8]
[[Clibanarius tricolor|
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)
]]
[[Image:
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)BlueLegHermitCrab.png
|150px]]
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)10 gal
  
Blue-Legged Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)Easy
[10]
Dwarf Red Tip Hermit [11]
Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit [12]
Fighting Conch [[Image:
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)Strombus alatus.jpg
|150px]]
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)10 gal
  
Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)Easy
[25]
Nassarius Snails [26]
Atlantic Sea Cucumber [33]
[[Calcinus elegans|
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)
]]
[[Image:
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)Dwarfzebrahermitcrab.jpg
|150px]]
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)30 gal
  
Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans)Moderate
[19]
Snapping Shrimp [34]
Nassarius distortus [29]
[[Astropecten polycanthus|
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)
]]
[[Image:
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)No Image.png
|150px]]
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)200 gal
  
Sand Sifting Sea Star (Archaster typicus)Moderate
[3] [30]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Abalone - Aquacultured
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Astraea Turbo Snail (Build Your Own)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Establishing up a Clean-up Crew in Your Saltwater Aquarium - Rate My Fish Tank
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Banded Trochus Snails
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Black Sailfin Blenny
  6. The Clean Up Crew
  7. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Brown scopas tang
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Cerith Snails
  9. 9.0 9.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Court Jester Goby
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Dwarf Blue Leg Hermits
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Dwarf Red Tip Hermits
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermits
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Dwarf Red Tip Hermits
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums:Emerald Crab
  15. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums:Green Lettuce Sea Slug
  16. 16.0 16.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums:Margarita Snails
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Turbo Snails Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "live_aquaria_turbo_snails" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "live_aquaria_turbo_snails" defined multiple times with different content
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Electric Blue Hermit Crab
  20. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Short Spine Urchin
  21. 21.0 21.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Spiny Star Astraea
  22. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Turban Snails
  23. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Zebra Turbo Snails
  24. 24.0 24.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Brittle Sea Star
  25. 25.0 25.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Fighting Conch
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Nassarius Snails
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Pepermint Shrimp
  28. 28.0 28.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Serpent Sea Star
  29. 29.0 29.1 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Super Tongan Nassarius Snails
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Sand Sifting Starfish
  31. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Banded Coral Shrimp
  32. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Porcelain Crab
  33. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Sea Cucumber, Atlantic
  34. Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Snapping Shrimp