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estanoche

Lions stalk orcas!
Joined
Feb 20, 2009
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Spokane, Washington, United States
haha well I know many people think they are really gross looking!!

no idea on their long term success in tanks tho, seen them here and there but I honestly haven't watched for many success stories as I'm one of those who think they are too big and ugly for my tank lol :)
 

mfinn

Surgeonfish
Joined
May 31, 2004
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6,901
Location
Olympia, WA
I have one that came in as a hitchhiker with my live rock.
It's a black bumpy one.
I noticed it about 12-13 years ago when it was about 3".
Over the years it grew to approx. 18" long.
But it seems in the last couple years it is getting smaller. It's about 10"-12" now.
Of all the fish and corals in my 240, it's my grandkids favorite. They call it "the thing".
It just keeps doing, what it's suppose to do. Take in dirty sand and poop out clean sand. ( if you can call it cleaned )
 

NemCrazy

Catalina goby
Joined
May 12, 2012
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632
Location
monroe wa
I keep several coldwater cucumbers and I like when they spread out their feeders. They look a lil creepy but when they feed the colors are amazing! I also have a baby california cucumber that is as busy as any snail but colorful.
 

wes

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Joined
Jul 24, 2004
Messages
159
Location
Renton Wa
Colochirus robustus cucumbers are very cool. They are planktivores instead of detritivores like the tigertails. Although they will eat suspended detritus.The ones I've seen in stores were only an inch or so. Not sure what their max size is.
 
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TJL

copod
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
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Location
Everett, WA
I have a Yellow Caribbean variety that's been in my system for five years give or take now. When I researched them they were supposed to remain small and less toxic than most.. His nickname is"Teenager" just eats and poops.

Cheers, Todd
 

myindoorocean

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 27, 2012
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366
Location
Spokane, WA
Colochirus robustus cucumbers are very cool. They are planktivores instead of detritivores like the tigertails. Although they will eat suspended detritus.The ones I've seen in stores were only an inch or so. Not sure what their max size is.
Seems like detrivores would be better. How big do the tigertails get?
 

trido

Fish Tank Freak
Joined
Sep 28, 2006
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Location
Lynnwood
I picked one up from Rob at Red C and my son named it "Turdy". I haven't seen it do much but it seems to be nocturnal in my tank. I cant blame it since my fox face rabbit tasted it upon introduction to the tank.
 
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