Originally Posted by Zer0
That just disgusts me. I hate snails anyways. But no one here ever sees them climb on the rocks or the glass? My snails insist on getting stuck in this one rock crevice over and over again when they come out of the sand for food. Not to mention that they just drop like flies off of the rocks, and hit some coral that i have. It's just a mystery to me.
Nassarius will climb on the glass for a few minutes during feeding time, but they don't stay there for long. I've never seen them on my rocks. Astrea and trochus will fall off rocks pretty often - trochus can normally right themselves, astrea normally don't and you have to flip them back over or they'll die. Yeah... some aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, but they do their job.
Regarding them killing off corals... yup, been there, done that. But it's not the snails fault - it was my fault for putting coral in the fall line of my rock work. That's why I gave up on plate corals... with my rockwork, snails often fall off and since plate's can move wherever they want they eventually got whacked. And that was pretty much the end of them. Had a crab get stuck and bash it's way through a bubble coral colony I had... killed that off [the bubble coral, that is]. It's all a learning experience. Unfortunately the learning experience often times costs money.