View Full Version : Cleaning Crew

03-27-2009, 10:02 PM
This has probably been beaten to death, but a cleaning crew for a FOWLR tank. With a small bio load (say 2 false perc clowns and 2 or 3 other small friends), what kind of a cleaning crew would I need? We are setting up a 29g FOWLR tank, and are not sure if a cleaning crew is needed or not. We are thinking a cleaning shrimp, a couple hermit crabs and some snails. What does everyone think (also depends on what the lfs has in stock).

03-27-2009, 10:48 PM
maybe 10 10 and a few shrimp like 3-6 ish cause they do a bit better job ive found

03-28-2009, 12:05 AM
If you are planning to add coral later add only one hermit crab.
IME 10 snails in a 29 gallon is far too many.
There will not be sufficient food for them and they will starve to death.
A couple is fine.

03-28-2009, 05:18 PM
Yeah, I was thinking about 3 snails, one crab and 1 or 2 shrimp. If we're gonna add any coral or anything other than fish in the future, we'll go with a bigger tank first I think. But who knows. Thanks for the input.