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Old 11-14-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Algae suppliments for snails...

Bottom line is I ordered a bulk of snails from ebay (actually 100) for my 55g... obviously these are way too many for the tank and I plan on selling off a bunch. My question is what can I suppliment the tank with to keep the snails alive until I find homes. Obviously 100 snails in a 55g won't last long on the algae already growing. Also anyone in or around NJ that wants to purchase some cheap, look me up.
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:43 PM   #2
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My Turbos like Nori. Way more than they should.

*directs them to the massive algae that has been untouched for weeks on the front pane of glass and away from Mr. Tangs lunch-
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:47 PM   #3
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Ya? I was kinda curious of how they would even eat nori... I do have some for my yellow tang but have never seen a snail eat solid food. They are nassarius snails btw.
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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Hah.. I have VIDEO of it, as well as a picture pending in my gallery..
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:38 PM   #5
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lol I would be happy to take a look if you have it accessable.
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:34 AM   #6
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If you PM me your email, I can send a great vid of him munching some Ulva macro algae.

He looked so sad and well.. BONDED to it, I just couldn't take it away.

Here's the picture of him getting caught red footed: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...sort=1&cat=511

Bought it for the Tang to help heal his HLLE.. well.. needless to say, I spent $60 on assorted Macros (and shipping), all which a two dollar snail found delicious.

He's lucky he didn't get removed.
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:11 AM   #7
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lol my email is MattP725@comcast.net
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:17 AM   #8
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Just found a better pic.. need to organize my computer.

This is the face he was making: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...sort=1&cat=511
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:41 PM   #9
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Nassarius are not generally algae eaters. They consume detritus in the wild.

Mine emerge from the sand bed and start cruising around every time I feed my tank frozen brine shrimp.

HTH.

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Old 11-15-2004, 09:14 PM   #10
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Ya my snails mug the nori clip after the fish are done. I find them on it in the morning.
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