Anyone know where to get these clean up crew critters locally?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by neuro, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    I'm looking for cerith (regular and dwarf) snails, blue & red hermits, and of course turbo snails.

    Wondering if anyone has seen these lately. I don't see the dwarf cerith snails often.
     
  2. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    I've seen ceriths & turbos at ReefRaft.

    They have a lot of reef safe red hermits too (not the bright red leg ones)
     
  3. Devon

    Devon Guest

    Give Aquatic collection a call. They seem to always have a good amount of clean up crew on hand.
     
  4. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    thanks guys, i was at reef raft but i couldn't remember what kind of snails they had. havne't seen any at aquatic collection in a while.

    too bad reef raft isn't open on mondays
     
  5. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    I just bought a couple Red Legged hermits at ReefRaft a week ago..pickings was very very slim. It seems that the only hermits available are the brown legged ones. And all LFS have hundreds of them. :/

    I've been hunting for Blue Legged, and Hawaiian Zebra as well, with no luck. You will be the first to know when I find something.
     
  6. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    thanks, definitely looking for blue legged. I think my last blue legged ones were from aqua exotic. I would prefer to get them all at once place if possible.
     
  7. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    You might want to call Baja Reef (Union City) and see what kind of hermits they have in. I know they've had the blue and red leg ones in the past.
     
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  8. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Neptune had blue and red leg hermits a few weeks ago. I also got nassarius from them. I'm sure they would have cerith as well...

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  9. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    i'm actually thinking of ordering them online now. reefs2go has free-shipping on a few of their packs, and considering the discounted prices online (not to mention no-tax), it may be a no brainer.
     
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  10. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Alfred, I've heard reefcleaners.org has better quality? It's free shipping on $50+ for priority mail...

    I'm also planning to order soon for my upcoming 40B. If timing works out, we can order together and split ;)
     
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  11. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Just a heads up that I've heard really awful things about Reefs2Go over on NR. Unfulfilled orders, DOAs that never get refunded or replaced, ongoing paypal and credit card disputes, and some very sketchy stuff with unsecure credit card information.

    I'd definitely go with Reef Cleaners if I were you. If you buy one of their packs, then you get free shipping. They always send lots of extras too, which is nice.
     
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  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I'll chime in here to, if you do order a "pack" make sure it has what you want in it, not that it matches the size of your tank. It boggles my mind sometimes how many snails and what not they throw into these packages, something like 100 snails for a 40 gallon tank? Nutso. JMNSHO :)
     
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  13. georgec

    georgec Guest

    If you're ever in SF, Steve at Lucky Ocean usually has blue legs and turbos.

    I haven't seen ceriths. Not what you're looking for, but he usually also has emerald crabs, nassarius, fighting conchs and your usually Astraea
     
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  14. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I'll chime in here with a thumbs down for Reefcleaners. I got leaking bags, snails with no water, stinky yuckie bags. The packing looked like it was done by a disgruntled chimp.

    I know Felicia has had good experiences with them so maybe I just got unlucky!
     
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  15. neuro

    neuro Webmaster


    Wh0ah! Thanks guys. I had a bad experience with reefcleaners also, so I was hoping reefs2go would be a good substitute... Also because reefs2go has the turbo snails I wanted. I'm so glad I mentioned it, thanks @FeliciaLynn

    Man I'm stuck now. @Navdeep I'll let you know, but I'm not sure I'm going to order anytime in the near future.
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I always go trochus over turbo these days btw.
     
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  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Collection usually has trochus, just ask, they usually pull them out of the coral flats I think.
     
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  18. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    It's kind of disappointing that there isn't a single place in the whole Bay Area (population 7,150,739) where you can get all these critters in one place.

    I've had good experiences with reefcleaners, except for the fact that I ordered 12 dwarf ceriths and received 150 dwarf ceriths. However, he only sells FL local critters, so no turbos.

    I was just facing the same predicament, and decided that I was just going to do a liveaquaria order as they were the only place where I could get everything I wanted in one spot.
     
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  19. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Steve in Daly City has everything CUC you could want and for about 1/2 price of the LFS's.
     
  20. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Steve who, and where?
     

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