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Old 09-11-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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bumble bee snails

A few Questions. I find the bumble bee snail to be quite interesting and the price is acceptible.

1. are they good scavengers? Do they eat the brown algea I have growning on my sand now?

2. How many should I purchase for a 37 gallon cube?

3. Does anyone recommend a different snail over these? and if so, why?


Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

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Old 09-11-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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I have had bumblebees, they ended up dying after a while. Almost all snails do, from falling on their shell or maybe eating something they shouldn't.

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Old 09-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #3
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Bumblebees are more scavengers than algae eaters. They come out mostly at night unless they smell food in the tank. If you want diatom eaters go for Astrea or Ceriths.
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