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Old 09-10-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Nassarius are Bad for aquariums

Yeah, to all the people that think they are good, and who think nothing bad will happen.. your wrong. And its not funny at all. i just had a nassarius snail destroy one of my feather dusters. Ripped it apart and then ripped its tubing up. Now i lost a feather duster because of these piece of crap snails. To anyone whos thinking about getting these, i say skip it. They'll do damage to your tank. I'm on the verge now of destroying every single nassarius snail that comes out of the sand.
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That sucks. Didnt you just get these snails?
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OoO wooo~ thats a bad news
sry zero.
hmm your nassarius became a whelk?? jkjk
I just ordered another 20........ToT

will be ok a refugium right?
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Sorry to hear that, but it could be possible that the feather duster is dying? :s, they only attack dead things...I think thats how they are....
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I honestly have no clue match55. I did just get these snails.. and now they tore apart a feather duster. Made me sick to my stomach watching what happened. It was disgusting. Im going to find out if i was sold a whelk because now im pissed and down a feather duster which was x8 as much as that freakin snail.

And theres no way it was dying. It was doing perfectly fine, just like the rest of the feather dusters.
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according to the post that I have about nassarius snails attack my hermit.
whelk have a cover for their shell and nass doesn't.
someone post a link to show the different of the two in my post.
Melev's Reef - What is a whelk?
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It's a catch-22 - if you go without snails that are beneficial to keeping your water parameter in check, your water parameters will suffer and you'll end up with other problems... problems that may eventually lead to things dieing or being overrun with algae.

I've always had nassarius in my tank and have never seen them go after anything alive. They'll be all over a molt, or a shed crown of a duster in a second, but nothing alive. Not saying it didn't happen in your tank, but I'm just saying that if it did happen - it doesn't seem typical.

Our tanks are little ecosystems unto themselves - things eat things, and things kill things. Nature happens. If you want something that you can control 100%... I think you're setting yourself up for a lot of frustration and disappointment.
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I have to agree with Kurt. I`ve had nassarius snails for a long time and never had a problem. But as Kurt said they are very beneficial janitors and I would recommend them anyday. I`m sorry about your feather duster and am not discounting your experience at all.
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Yeah, i understand what they are. But i still don't trust them. And since i can't really live without them.. i won't.
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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.,
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