News / Company News / Need a Cleanup Crew? We've got options (12/14/2006)

Need a Cleanup Crew? We've got options

Need a Cleanup Crew? We've got options
Clean up crews, consisting of a variety of algae eaters, sand sifters and dertrivores, are an important key to maintaining a successful reef. With the right species and the right amount, your rock, sand and also the glass/acrylic can remain clean and free of unsightly algae growth. Quality Marine understands the need for these great helpers and we pride ourselves in stocking the largest variety and most consistent supply of clean up critters. Here is a list of some of the potential options that we carry:
Algae Eaters
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Snails:
  • Conehead Algae Eater (Astraea sp.)
  • Cerith or Cerith White Cone Tip (Cerithium sp.)
  • Bumble Bee (Engina mendicaria)
  • Abalone (Haliotis sp.)
  • Top Crown (Astrea undoza)
  • Margarite (Margarites pupillus)
  • Nerite (Nerita sp.)
  • Red Collar (Norrisi Norrisia)
  • Turbo varieties: Chestnut Turbo, Turban, Turbo, Turbo Zebra (Turbo sp.)
Hermit Crabs:
  • Zebra (Calcinus laevimanus)
  • Algae Rock, Blue Tiny (Clibanarius tricolor)
  • Red Tip (Coenobita sp.)
  • Scarlet (Paguristes cadenati)
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Crabs:
  • Emerald (Mithrax sp.)
  • Sallylightfoot (Percnon gibbesi)
Urchin:
  • Longspine, Black (Diadema setosum)
  • Colored Pincushion varieties: Tuxedo Red, Blue (Mespilia sp.)
  • Pincushion (Tripneustes ventricosus)
Nudibranch:
  • Lettuce (Elysia crispata)
  • Sea Hare (Aplysia sp.)
Sand Sifters (all are dertrivores)
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Starfish:
  • Sand (Protoreaster sp.)
Cucumbers:
  • Black or Red & Black (Holothuria sp.)
  • Tigertail (Baseodiscus sp.)
Snails:
  • Nassarius (Nassarius sp.)
  • Conch, Fighter (Strombus sp.)
Dertrivores
Starfish:
  • Serpent Star: Varied species (Ophioderma sp.)
  • Brittle Star: Varied species (Ophiomastix sp.)