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Old 05-27-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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Adding snails from the ocean??? can this be done???

my parents went to the beach today and brought back some snails and 2 sea urchins. the beach is located on the westcoast near santacruz. can these be added to my fish with LR only tank. currently have have all the snails and urchins in a container with salt water from my tank. please help me

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I don't see why not, just don't reintroduce them back to the wild.

I'm not sure about this, so I'll let other people chime in.

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Old 05-27-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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I wouldnt introduce anything from Santa Cruz unless your tank is just like the Santa Cruz habitat. The California coast is coldwater and i m guessing that your tank is tropical.


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i put snails from rock pools in sydney and they didnt hurt anything, they didnt like being underwater though kept coming to the surface, i think because they are from intertidal area. my trigger thinks they are a great food source and the price is right....i know this is a different climate than where you are but if you acclimate these critters to your tank, i think they should be ok
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