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    Suggest a critter?

    Hey all,

    I'm starting to add some live stock to my 10g nano. I'm planning on a pair of false percs & at least 1 cleaner shrimp.

    I think I can get 1 more small critter in there without putting too much load on the system & I'm looking for suggestions for small, reef friendly critters.

    If it eats the flat worms I just discovered, even better

    Cheers!

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    Not much to suggest in terms of a flatworm eater for a 10gal nano...

    Maybe a crab of some sorts? A Porcelain crab is neat, or maybe a boxer crab if you can find one?
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    Yeah I'd try a wrasse, but they need more space from what I'm reading. I was tempted when I saw yellow wrasses only get to be 3" or so, but they're not always reef safe.

    It doesn't have to eat flat worms, I'm just looking for ideas something colourful, gets along with Ocellaris and is easy to moderate care.

    I'll look up the crabs, thanks for the suggestion
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    Porcelain Crab
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    Boxing Crab
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    If you do a search for 'yellow wrasse', you will find a discussion about whether they are reef safe or not. The general consensus was that they are reef safe and that the web sites are not accurate. That said, a yellow wrasse and two clowns in a 10G would be over-stocked.
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    I had a boxer crab in my 10 gallon nano. He came with aiptasia in his hands! I had to remove those fast. He resorted to grabing 2 baby mushrooms I hand on my live rock. He seemed to like them, but the mushrooms did'nt seem to like being in his little claws. he was a great little guy. He died after about a year with me.

    The lady at the store told me it was a zebra crab and sold it to me for $4.99 it was an awesome deal.
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    As FYI: when you say 'boxer crab', do you mean the Pom-pom crab (Lybia sp)?
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    Yes, it is also referred to as a Pom Pom Crab.
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    AKA Laybia tessellata
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