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Old 09-10-2009, 07:47 PM   #11
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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.
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Make sure it's not a Whelks Snail looks just like a Nassarius Snail Take a Look... Whelks snails can be Carnivorous...
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They got my peppermint shrimp. I knew he was small but they ate him. Or tried to. >>

Even with that experience, I still would have them. They've been so beneficial to my aquarium, I couldn't think of it without them.,
haha my peppermints r trying to eat my nass snails LOL
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haha my peppermints r trying to eat my nass snails LOL
Oh the irony
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Oh the irony
hmm actually my snails are eating and my peppers suddenly jump into the snails and role one of them around and stole its food LOL.
since then, the peppers always check on the snails and see if they can find food from the snails LOL
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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.
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Yeah, im beginning to think that the snail that got stuck on the zoas, is what is killing them off. They are all curled and most won't open anymore. Oh well.. nothing lost.. nothing gained. Still i hate snails. Such weird and gross things.
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I just go rid of my peppermint shrimp and a hermit crab for eating what I thought was healthy coral. Bought Narrius snails to replace. So I hope mine dont go rogue like the others.
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Remember what Innovator said in chat last night? Curled zoas means something is munching them, I still need to pluck those darn sundials from mine.....
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Yeah i remember.. but i just don't see anything even going near them. And i've moved them around so much in the past two days..
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