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Old 02-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Fake Nassarius??

I recently found out that I had purchased some fake nassarius snails, Ilyanassa obsoleta, from an ebay vender ( I didn't even know they were really that different besides the color. I found an article here talking about the damage that can be done in a tank from having these snails:

Do You Know Who Youíre Dealing With? Get to Know the Real Ilyanassa obsoleta by Mike Greenemeier - Reefkeeping.com

I would like to remove them from my tank, and would like handle them as responsibly as I can. What do you guys suggest I do with them? Find a small separate tank til they eventually die? Humanely kill them all off? I'm not quite sure what the best way to handle this situation would be. Any advice? Thanks
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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Oh NO!!!! I think I have these too!! I'm a sucker for a good deal......anyone have any suggestions on what we should do??
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Let them live their short lives in your tank. Then replace them with the more expesive vibex as well as other types of snails.
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Will do, the article talks about the snails possibly carrying 9 different species of flukes, which it says normally doesnt attack humans but may mistakenly burrow under your skin. Is there any serious harm in leaving them in?
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I doubt you'll have any problems. I didn't, but YMMV!
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Ilyanassa obsoleta do good in cooler water. They will not last too long on warm water.
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