INVERT'ed! What's your favorite non-fishy critters?

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What's your favorite type of invert? (not coral)

  • Anemones

    Votes: 217 29.2%
  • Crabs

    Votes: 65 8.7%
  • Fan Worms

    Votes: 17 2.3%
  • Sea Slugs

    Votes: 11 1.5%
  • Starfish

    Votes: 25 3.4%
  • Shrimp

    Votes: 203 27.3%
  • Snails

    Votes: 46 6.2%
  • Clams

    Votes: 123 16.5%
  • Other? Please say what in the thread!

    Votes: 37 5.0%

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It's tough to pick just one.

My pair of blood shrimp have their cave in a separate shrimp tank and come out just often enough to not get boring. The peppermint shrimp are entertaining to watch ride a cube of frozen food floating around in circles.

In my display I've got a skunk cleaner shrimp with one good eye. He's pretty large hops around like he owns the place without fear. Sometimes he gets a little too all up in the niger triggers gills which is funny to see when the trigger flinches.

My tiny coral banded shrimp learned how to hide better after his arms got torn off the first time. The larger one however was torn to pieces in no time because he was always out in the open like "come at me bro!", and they came at him.

I've had a turbo snail for a year and a half that's grown from the size of a grape to almost tennis ball size. It never ceases to amaze me how something that large can completely vanish during the day.
 

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Yes I know coral is technically an invert but let's leave them out of this discussion!

One of the coolest aspects to this hobby has to be those little critters we call marine inverts! Whether it be a fancy looking shrimp, a colorful starfish inching his way across the glass or an elegant fan worm dancing about in the water column, marine inverts can make for interesting additions to a saltwater reef aquarium. So let's talk about them today!

1. What is your MOST FAVORITE marine invert and why?

2. What invert would you like to add to your tank in the future?


Harlequin Shrimp perched on a coral image via @TUSI
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Ufffff I want the same the harlequin, very fancy and rare
 

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1. Flamboyant cuttlefish ( if they class as an invert) they are absolutely amazing definitely one of a kind for wow factor!

2. Probably a colony of Christmas worms! Something a little different!
 
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What is the best "cleaning product" or home recipe for cleaning reef tank equipment?

  • Water and scrubbing

    Votes: 26 13.4%
  • Citric Acid

    Votes: 96 49.5%
  • Vinegar

    Votes: 59 30.4%
  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 5 2.6%
  • Lemon Juice

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 4.1%
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