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Old 06-05-2005, 05:30 PM   #1
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Good Snails?

I finished my cycle.....finally. 65 gallon FOWLR. What are some good snails that won't eat my coraline algea. I've got the normal post-cycle diatoms. and a tiny amount of green hairlike algea. What and how many snails do I need?
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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I dont know of any snails that will eat the coraline, Urchins will eat it.
What type of fish are you getting? If you are getting fish that will eat them then no reason to get them.
Get a mix of hermits and snails start out with a small number in a new tank because there may not be a a lot of food for them.
A 12-24 hermits and 12-24 snails. If you get Turbos only get a few 3-5 they are big and need lots of food. I got a mix of snails in my tanks, astraea, turbo, red stripe, nassarius,nerite, ceriths. Stay away from the bumblebee snails, they will eat other snails.
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I want snails that WON'T eat my coraline. I put about ten astraeas in the tank. The first thing I noticed was they were eating the purple coraline right of thr live rock.
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Are you sure they are eating the coraline? I have never heard of any snails eating coraline. Hmmmm
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:54 PM   #6
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