Cleanup Crew Snails & Crabs

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Marine Aquarium Cleanup Crew Snails & Crabs

Very soon more marine species will be added. Please note, that they are just listed for demonstration purposes only.
We don't sell them.

Marine Invertebrates are animals without backbones and play a very important part in the marine aquarium. We will present you a selection of the best marine critters...

Marine Aquarium Cleanup Crew Snails & Crabs

Very soon more marine species will be added. Please note, that they are just listed for demonstration purposes only.
We don't sell them.

Marine Invertebrates are animals without backbones and play a very important part in the marine aquarium. We will present you a selection of the best marine critters which will help you to maintain the aquarium, reducing unwanted microalgae and take care of excessive food.  That's why they were often called a Cleanup Crew!

As a UK based aquamarine farm, we don't offer any livestock, as we focus completely on our marine algae stock.

But from our long experience, we know which snail & crab will work best for which unwanted micro algae
Therefore we offer you an overview of the best marine aquarium snails & crabs you can get against nuisance algae. 

Most of this little helpers won't eat macro algae, but they will help to keep slow growing macro algae free from unwanted micro algae growth on it. But it can happen, that when the snail/crab is very hungry, that it will try some macro algae too. We see this especially happen with the Ulva Marine macro algae. In our opinion, this is very welcome, as this is better than a starving snail/crab.

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

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  • Emerald Crab
     

    The Emerald Crab requires plenty of rock work and hiding places, and it best kept in a larger aquarium with enough algae available.It is an omnivore eater and will happily feed on meat and algae. They are as well know to eat the unwanted Bubble Algae

     
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  • Halloween Hermit Crab
     

    The Halloween Hermit Crab, has red - orange banded legs and is known for its appetite for nuisance micro algae like the green hair algae but as well cyanobacteria. It will be a great addition to the cleanup crew as it is peaceful too. They might become quite large, so we recommend them more for a min. 50 gallon reef tank in the long run. 

     
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  • Mexican Turbo Snail
     

    The Mexican Turbo Snail is often an important part of the cleanup crew as they eat large amounts of nuisance algae in the marine aquarium. They are especially known for their big appetite on green hair algae. As they eat a lot it will need enough algae sources in the aquarium.

     
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  • Cerith Snail
     

    The Cerith Snail is a great choice for the cleanup crew. They will aerate the substrate and eat large amounts of detritus, food waste and micro algae.

     
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  • Spiny Star Astraea
     

    The Spiny Star Astrea Snail is known for is great appetite on nuisance micro algae. It will help to keep track especially on hair algae, diatoms and the cyanobacteria. 

     
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  • Electric Blue Hermit Crab

    The Electric Blue Hermit Crab has blue legs with black banding and bright orange coloured antennas. It is a great addition for the marine aquarium as it will eat green hair algae and cyanobacteria, and it is reef safe.

     
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  • Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab
     

    The Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab or just  Blue Leg Hermit Crab is a reef safe addition for the marine aquarium. It has blue legs with small red banding. It eats various unwanted micro algae algae, including green hair algae and red slime algae (cyanobacteria), and will sift the sand for the search of food.

     
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  • Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab
     

    The Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab or Red Reef Hermit Crab / Red Legged Hermit Crab has red claws and a yellow face. Is a valuable member of the Clean up Crew, as it eats various micro algae and the red slime algae / Cyanobacteria, and will sift the sand for the search of food.

     
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  • Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab
     

    The Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab or just Red Tip Hermit Crab has red claws and is a valuable member of the Clean up Crew, as it eats various micro algae and the red slime algae / Cyanobacteria, and will sift the sand for the search of food.

     
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  • Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit Crab

    The Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit Crab is a more rare to find hermit crab with bright yellow bands on green to black legs, It is a valuable member of the Clean up Crew, as it eats various micro algae and the red slime algae / Cyanobacteria, and will sift the sand for the search of food.

     
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  • Turban Snail
     

    The Turban Snail is a great addition for the marine aquarium as it will help to eat the film algae from the glass and other nuisance micro algae. It has a "Turban" looking shell and a white foot with small black dots. 

     
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  • Stomatella Snail
     

    The Stomatella Snail comes often as a hitchhiker into the marine aquarium. We haven't seen any pet shop selling them yet, but actually, they are a great and very hardy choice when it comes to algae eater of unwanted micro algae like film algae etc. 

     
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Frequently Asked Questions

What macroalgae do you recommend for the Display Tank?

There are a lot of beautiful macroalgae species which are just perfect to be placed in the Refugium Display Tank & even for a Seahorse Tank.

We can especially recommend non-invasive macroalgae species which will add a beautiful colour and structure to the marine aquarium to enjoy.

Macroalgae for the Display Tank

How to achieve better macroalgae growth?

Macroalgae don't need a lot to grow, just good lighting and enough nutrients.

Should you already have good lighting for your macroalgae but the growth is not as it should be, maybe there are some nutrients missing in your aquarium water which it need to grow?

Find more here about what water conditions are optimal for macroalgae and dosing nutrients to your reef tank/refugium.

 

Clean Macroalgae - Sustainable grown in the UK

Livealgae UK offers you premium macroalgae species from fish & copper free tanks. 

All macroalgae we sell are sustainable grown in the UK and will be dipped and manually inspected before getting posted out to you, to ensure a premium clean macroalgae quality as much as possible.

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If you are not fully happy with your purchase on arrival we will refund your money back (UK Orders only).

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