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Upon receipt of your critters, do NOT allow their acclimation process to exceed 15 minutes. They are ready to be in your tank immediately. Giving them a longer acclimation process will stress them. A good process to follow is to add 1/2 to 1 cup of your tank water to their bags and allow to float for 10-15 minutes. Add to your tank with a net. Discard water down a drain. If you have questions please email or call toll free: 1-866-241-9897. Thank you, John


Copepods, Amphipods and assorted microfuana are excellent additions to your main tank or refugium. Most of these tiny critters are detrivours or micro algae eaters. They are also a tremendous food source for fish and inverts of all kinds. Our portion O' pods contain approximately twenty five pods. CLICK HERE for information regarding these pods.

Our pod portions contain amphipods, isopods, and a few assorted other creatures such as; skeleton shrimp and micro starfish. Our pods are shipped in tall bags with a small piece of macro algae for transport. Some pods will be clinging to it on arrival. Look at the plant closely, pulling it apart carefully. It is fine to add this macro to your tank to allow the creatures to leave it and find new homes within your aquarium. If you wish to, you may remove the plant clump after 24 hrs.



Nassarius Vibex
Looking for the best substrate cleaner around? You found 'um! Nassarius vibex snails. These little guys stay buried beneath your substrate and wait for the enticing aroma of food. It doesn't take much to get them "popping" out of the ground and chase down the food. You'll find our Nassarius snails very healthy, hardy, and inexpensive.

Each snail= .67 cents

25 Snails = $14.62

50 Snails = $26.55

Nassarius Obsoletus
These snails are larger than their cousins the vibex. You will not need as many of these snails because they eat more and are much more active than the vibex. They do bury themselves in the substrate, just not as much. They will eat small amounts of algae, but Primarily dead animal material. THEY EAT A LOT!

Each snail= .58 cents

25 Snails = $13.50

50 Snails = $24.75

Margarita Snails
These snails are cousins to the turbo snails. These snails will eat a lot of green slime algae notorious for making your aquarium look dirty and your water cloudy. Adding some of these great algae eaters will reduce your maintenance
load greatly. These snails do not get as large as the Mexican turbos, which makes them safe for any type of habitat.




12 snails = $14.00


Astrea Snails
These snails are excellent algae eaters. These snails will right themselves if on course substrate or near a hard surface. They will keep glass clear of green slime algae as well as diatom algae.



Olive Snails

These are fantastic snails. These Olive Snails come from the Gulf of Mexico. They are a tropical snail and they have the same temperament and characteristics as the Nassarius vibex snails. They will bury themselves in the sand and "pop" out with the first scent of food(dead material, ie. frozen foods flake foods or dead fish and inverts.)


Mexican Turbo Snails
Turbo snails do a very good job of eating various types of algae. They will consume filamentous algae, green slime and diatoms. They are usually found in areas of lower light levels. They are more active at night and consume a lot of algae! These snails vary in size from the size of a marble to about one and half inches.



10 snails = $18.75

Sm. Green Sea Hare
These guys are fantastic algae eaters. They seem to prefer brown slime algae. They are very durable and will move around cleaning algae nearly everywhere. They are about 1" in length and 3/4" width.

$7.42 /ea.

Giant Nicaraguan Cerith Snails

These guys are very good Algae eaters. They will crawl on the glass, rocks or bury slightly beneath the sand. They have been known to reproduce in aquariums. They will serve two purposes; 1) they will keep your sand lose, and 2) they will consume unsightly algae. Another GREAT price from FloridaPets!


Stocky Cerith Snails
Stocky Cerith snails are found in sandy grass flats in the Keys. They will spend time below your substrate nibbling on detritus, or they will be found crawling up the glass or plants and rocks searching for algae. It is reported that they will consume diatoms as well as cyanobacteria.

Each snail = .99 cents

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Nano Cube Crew
This package is put together with nano reefs in mind. This crew will keep your nano looking great and keep it healthy for a long time. This crew contains: Nassarius vibex snails, Astrea snails and tiny reef safe hermits.


Sm. Package contains:

  • 6 Nassarius vibex snails
  • 2 Astrea snails
  • 4 Right handed hermits

Small Package: $7.50

Lg. Package contains:

  • 10 Nassarius vibex snails
  • 4 Astrea snails
  • 6 Right handed hermits

Large Package: $14.00

Snails & Crabs package
This package will aggressively control detrious, clean up slime algae and gently stir the sand bed. Package contains Nassarius vibex snails, Margarita snails, Atlantic Astrea snails and Right Handed Hermit Crabs. Right handed hermits stay small and are less aggressive than other popular small hermit crabs. They lend a hand to stirring your substrate and also help control some algae. Vibex will stay buried, coming up like little zombies when there is food to devour. This will also help with stirring the sand bed. Virgin nerite snails are the prettiest snails that we've ever encountered. Other than decorating your tank, they'll do a nice job helping the Astreas with the glass.

Large package:

  • 50 Nassarius snails
  • 12 Margarita snails
  • 12 Atlantic Astrea snails
  • 20 Right Handed Hermits.

Valued at: $83.70 Package price: $72.50

Small package:

  • 25 Nassarius snails
  • 6 Margarita snails
  • 6 Astrea snails
  • 12 Right Handed Hermits.

Valued at: $40.50 Package price: $34.45

The Basic Cleaning Crew
The best deal on two great cleaners; Nassarius vibex Snails and Right Handed Hermit Crabs. Amazing detrivours; they clean up substrate from excess food, dead organisms and fish waste. Vibex snails will hide in the sand waiting for the smell of "food." They'll come right up from the substrate like little zombies, stirring it up for you. Right Handed hermit crabs are tiny little guys which make them a good choice for reef aquariums. Energetically picking through substrate, their size will not become a problem. Omnivores, the crabs will clean up some algae as well.

Small package: 12 nassarius vibex snails, 12 hermits. $12.00

Large package: 20 vibex snails, 20 hermits. $22.50

Algae Control Cleaning Crew
Just need help keeping your glass free of algae? This package contains Margarita snails, Astrea tecta, Mexican turbos and Giant cerith snails. They want to clean all that slime algae off your your glass and keep it clean so that you'll never have to! They are also good for eating various other kinds of nuisance algae: red/brown slime, diatoms (brown powdery) and filamentous. A few notes:

We believe that the Mexican turbos have the bigger appetite. Regarding the Astreas, we get many calls asking if they will fall off the glass and die. We have never witnessed one of ours doing so. We believe that a tank can experience a "Red Tide" type algae which will cause the Astreas to become sick and eventually die. ... Giant cerith snails will help with detritus in addition to cleaning glass.

Large package:

  • 24 Astrea snails
  • 12 Mexican turbo snails
  • 12 margarita snails
  • 12 Stocky Cerith snails.

Valued at: $101.06 Package price: $88.96

Small package:

  • 12 Astrea snails
  • 6 Mexican turbo snails
  • 8 Margarita snails.
  • 6 Stocky cerith snails

Valued at: $54.28 Package price: $46.85


Crabs ONLY package
This package contains Emerald crabs, Porcelain crabs and our Right Handed hermits. It gives you a great combination of algae control and filter feeding. We know of no other creature than an Emerald crab that will do a better job at cleaning up hair algae. We prefer to offer Emeralds that we have personally collected. It's been our experience that they are hardier. Porcelain crabs are very interesting to watch. We have also added the Right handed hermits to gently turn the substrate looking for detritous and algae. We offer the Porcelain, Right Handed's and Emeralds for sale separately on the Crabs page.

Large package:

  • 4 Emerald crabs
  • 4 Porcelain crabs
  • 25 Right Handed hermit crabs.

Valued at: $61.67 Package price: $54.00

Small package:

  • 2 Emerald crabs
  • 2 Porcelain crabs
  • 12 Right Handed hermits.

Valued at: $32.96 Package price: $28.00

This is a great package for large aquariums with lots of fish. This crew includes Left Handed Hermits, Right Handed Hermit Crabs, Peppermint Shrimp, Astrea snails and Nassarius vibex snails.

The cucumbers are fantastic guys for adding interest to your tank. They do a very nice job cleaning up the top layers of your sand bed. In our fish only tanks, they make a nice "landscaper." We collect both large/medium and small/tiny cucs. Please specify size and coloring preference when ordering.

Right handed hermits are considered "reef safe" due to their tiny size. They'll do well scrambling over rocks and among your substrate looking for detritus and algae to snack on.

Astreas hang out on the glass constantly wiping it down. Peppermint shrimp are a cleaner shrimp. Watch them clean your fish! They will also eat aptasia anemones.


Small package:

  • 6 Left Handed Hermits
  • 6 Right Handed Hermits
  • 2 Peppermint Shrimp
  • 12 Astrea snails
  • 25 Nassarius vibex snails

Valued at: $60.96 Package price: $52.00

Large package:

  • 20 Left Handed Hermits
  • 20 Right Handed Hermits
  • 6 Peppermint shrimp
  • 18 Astrea snails
  • 50 Nassarius vibex snails

Valued at: $103.28 Package price: $90.95

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Right Handed Hermit Crabs
These tiny little gem hermits are a favorite of ours. They are very active scavengers and also eat some algae. Like Blue legged hermits, they are reef safe due to their tiny size. However, they have proven to be less aggressive than the Blue legs. Right handed hermits choose a variety of shells in which to make their home. Empty shells for growing hermits to move into are also available.



Extra shells = .20 cents each

Scarlet Hermit Crabs

We are carrying these cute crabs due to popular demand. You've asked for them and now we have them. They get a little larger than the typical Blue Leg with about the same temperament. Good all around cleaner.



Sally Lightfoot Crabs

Here is a useful algae eater particularly when small. There have been reports of these crabs catching small fish for meals. Based on their claw shape and body configuration, they are designed for eating algae. My suspicion is that they may resort to catching food if there is not enough suitable algae for it. Will also accept frozen foods and flake foods as supplement.


Anemone Crabs

These unique crabs are very entertaining.They have specialized mouth parts that are shaped like small baskets. They wave these baskets in front of them to catch food particles in the water. They are very reef safe and are primarily filter feeders, but will scavenge for larger particles of food as well. The only real difference between these crabs and the Porcelain crabs is their coloration and their fondness of anemones.


Tiny Left Handed Zebra Hermit Crabs
These are very neat little crabs. Their left claw is much bigger than the right claw and their legs are very distinctive and bright. I haven't had these guys long enough to know for sure how large they can get or what their overall temperament is like.


Pom Pom Crabs

We have these wonderfully colored little crabs. They are reef safe. These crabs stay small and will find rock over hangs or ledges for hiding places. Some of these crabs are missing their "pom poms", but are still a beautiful addition to any aquarium.



Emerald Crabs
These crabs are your best bet for naturally controlling certain nuisance algaes like: bubble algae and hair algae. They are fairly active scavengers primarily working at night. These crabs are available in limited quantities so please e-mail or call for their availability.


Hawaiian Feather Dusters
A feather duster is actually a worm. The worm builds a tube in which to live and a feather with which to capture food. They are very interesting to watch, a beautiful addition to the aquarium, and an excellent filter feeder! Larger feather dusters can be special ordered. Please inquire if interested.



Condylactus & Pink Tip Anemones
These are choice anemones. These have been known to act as host anemones. Please specify in your payment remarks whether you prefer a Condy(no color, or white)or Pink Tip. You may also state your size preference.


Rock & Flower Anemones
Flower anemones(4"-7") will try to find their way to the bottom of your tank! They are burrowing anemones and will prefer to make their home in the sand bed. Their bodies extend down to 8" through the sand. We most commonly collect tan with white markings however, green and blue speckled or all white or yellowish specimens are also found.



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Refugium Booster Mix

This Algae Booster Package with Detrivours consists of macros, marine plants and useful detrivours. It will filter nutrients from your water and feed your tank at the same time. Detrivours breed within the algae and get pumped into your main tank. It is great for new smaller refugiums or for "adding life" to an existing refugium.

Sm. Package contains:

  • 1/2 portion Gracilaria(3"x4"){Nutrient export, food}
  • 1/4 portion Caulerpa prolifera {Nutrient export, food, habitat}
  • 10 Nassarius vibex snails{detrivours}
  • 1 portion copepods{Detrivours, food}

Small Package: $32.00

Med. Package contains:

  • 1 portions Gracilaria(3"x4"){Nutrient export, food}
  • 1/4 portion Caulerpa prolifera{Nutrient export, Food, Habitat}
  • 25 Nassarius vibex snails{detrivours}
  • 2 portions copepods{Detrivours, food}

Med. Package: $55.00

Lg. Package contains:

  • 11/2 portions Gracilaria(3"x4"){Nutrient export, food}
  • 1/2 portion Caulerpa prolifera {Nutrient export, Food, Habitat}
  • 40 Nassarius vibex snails{detrivours}
  • 3 portions copepods{Detrivours, food}

Large Package: $92.00

Refugium Starter Mix

This Starter Package consists of macros, marine plants and useful detrivours. It will filter nutrients from your water and feed your tank at the same time!

Sm. Package contains:

  • 1 portion cultured copepods{Detrivours, food}
  • 1 Codium plants{nutrient export, food}
  • 25 Nassarius vibex snails{detrivours}
  • 1/2 Gracilaria{nutrient export, food}

Small Package: $43.00


Lg. Package contains:

  • 2 cultured copepods{Detrivours, food}
  • 2 Codium plants{Nutrient export, food}
  • 40 Nassarius vibex snails{detrivours}
  • 1 portions Gracilaria{nutrient export, food}

Large Package: $79.00

Refugium Cleaner Package

This Cleaner Package is great for existing refugiums or refugiums that have been established for a long time. We recommend this package for larger refugiums of at least five gallons in size.


This package contains critters designed to clean and refresh your refugiums' sand bed. The package includes: Atlantic Cucumbers, Nassarius vibex snails, Micro Stars and Pods.

Sm. Package contains:

  • 2 Olive Snails{Detrivours}
  • 25 Nassarius vibex snails{Detrivours, sand stirrers}
  • 4 Stocky Cerith snails{Detrivours}
  • 1 portion copepods{Detrivours, food}
  • 1 Peppermint shrimp{Scavenger, aptasia eliminator}

Small Package: $45.00

Lg. Package contains:

  • 6 Olive Snails{Detrivours}
  • 50 Nassarius vibex snails{Detrivours, sand stirrers}
  • 8 Stocky Cerith snails{Detrivours}
  • 3 portions copepods{Detrivours, food}
  • 3 Peppermint shrimp{Scavenger, aptasia eliminator}

Large Package: $110.00

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We now carry cultured copepods. You will receive a small bag of hundreds of these tiny micro fauna. The bottom of the food chain is now available from a source you know and trust. These copepods are cultured, collected and bagged right here at Floridapets. These are not purchased and resold to you. These are straight from our culture tank straight to you FRESH!

$12.60/ea. bag of a couple hundred

Peppermint Shrimp
Very popular for use in reef aquariums to help control Aptasia anemones. These are also known as Caribbean Cleaner Shrimp. They reproduce readily in the aquarium although the babies are very difficult to rear. This makes these shrimp ideal for keeping in display tanks as a consistent food source for smaller fish and invertebrates. These shrimp are purchased from our local wholesaler.



$12.80/3 shrimp

Galapagos Cleaner Shrimp
These are beautiful little srimp. They are considered a cleaner shrimp, but rarely feel comfortable enough to fully leave their hide out. They are a small yet very attractive addition to almost any aquarium. They will generally hide out under rock out croppings or amoung macro algae. They most likely will eat flake foods or frozen Brine shrimp. They will become very active at feeding times. Use caution if large fish or wrasses are present.


Randal's Pistol Shrimp
Caribbean pistol shrimp make excellent scavengers. They will dig tunnels and deep caves. This could be damaging to delicate rock work causing structures to fall over. These shrimp are very well suited for a refugium or reef with minimal rock work. Don't be alarmed when you hear a very loud "POP", you may think you're tank has just exploded, but it's only the new shrimp.

$12.99/ ea.

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Gorgeous shrimp! These guys are spectacular additions to nearly every aquarium. They stand out with their contrasting colors and side to side motions. They are excellent for fish only aquariums or add color and motion to any reef tank.


Cream Colored Zoanthid Polyps (Sun Polyps)

These pretty polyp colonies are hand collected in the Keys in shallow water in bright sunlight. They are a large polyp so they will look attractive in any size tank. We ship between 10 and 15 polyps per "colony" purchase.

$22.00/ lg. colonies

Purple Sea Fan
Really neat gorgonians. Handle shipping well and very hardy. Polyps opening and looks great. Likes lots of light and could use some supplemental feedings with invert foods.


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Mangrove Pods
Mangrove pods are collected before they have sprouted. Mangrove is an great addition to your refugium being an excellent nutrient exporter. They will require 10 hours of strong lighting/day. Mangroves are a tree, however, and grow very slow ...around an inch in a year all the while helping to keep your aquarium healthy. Our Mangroves are growing very nicely. We have plenty of them between 6"and 10" tall.


Pipefish and seahorses love to dawdle among it. The Gracilaria ranges in color from bright red to orange to brownish. It's branches feel as if they are full of water. This macro will take nutrients out of your water, however has not grown very quickly for us. Gracilaria is a very attractive piece of the sea and is usually purchased as food or an addition to make the inhabitants of your aquarium feel at home. A bunch of gracilaria is a bushy piece that will fan out to fill a 6"x6" area in the water. Locally collected Gracilaria tends to be brown or beige in color. It is seasonal and at times cannot be found locally. Gracilaria, in general, changes color after acclimating to a new environment.


Shoal Grass
Shoal Grass, like Turtle Grass, sends long runners through the substrate to send up a new plant. This grass will also reach heights of 12-18". It makes a great transitional plant from reef to grass bed. We only sell in bunches as this grass has such a a fine leaf.

$9.44 for 6 plants

$19.49/12 plants

Caulerpa Prolifera
For details about this product, and how it benefits your tank and your fish, click HERE. I am imposing a limit of no more than 10 lbs. of prolifera per order retail or wholesale. The reason for this limit is to prevent die off once it is purchased. No one has enough room to house more than 10lbs. of prolifera properly.

We have some prolifera available for a limited time in the 1/4 lb. sizes only.

Prolifera is the best choice for the refugium. Our choice Caulerpa is sold @

$5.84 1/4lb

Shaving Brush Plant
This really cool macro algae is a calcareous algae. Shaving Brush is a beautiful marine macro algae used primarily as a decorative plant. Please specify size that you prefer. Use in your show tank or in your refugium. It does best planted in an aragonite sand or established fine crushed coral substrate. Expect it to die off some during transplanting. Do not remove seemingly dead plants. The plant will come back from the hold fast (roots).


3 for $18.50


Sand Sifting Stars
These are really neat starfish. They will stay buried just beneath the sand. They are great for keeping the top layers of your sand bed clean and aerated. They work like giant nassarius vibex snails. If you are having a problem with cyanobacteria or diatoms on your sand bed, consider adding one or two of these guys to your tank. These stars are about three to four inches across.

These can be found in the refugium pkgs. at this time.

ONLY $11.25 ea.

Banded Serpent Star

These serpents have distinct black bands around their legs. These stars come from Bali. They Have the same description as the serpents listed above. You may want to take caution using these stars in tanks with small or slow moving fish. These stars will eat just about anything they catch!


Long Spine Urchin

These are very cool urchins. The long spines make them very attractive and fragile looking. They have much of the same characteristics of the short spine and pincushion urchins. The Long spine urchins are more commonly found around the reefs and deeper water than the Rock boring and pincushion.


Serpent Stars
Most likely the hardiest and most useful of all sea stars. These Serpent Stars are outstanding scavengers. They are very reef safe and easy to care for. Expect them to live for years. They are a scavenger that feeds on fish feces, dead organisms, and uneaten food.


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