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Old 11-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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Today i woke up and noticed i had a trochus snail flipped over.. I was kind of surprised cause i always thought they were capable of flipping back on their own without help ? First thing since he was super close to the glass i used the magnetic flo and fliped him over on his feet..

The weird part is next i come back an hour later and noticed he's flipped over again but this time hes getting eated by a bumble bee snail and a nasarius snail... That was so weird to watch.. Is it commun for bumble bee or nasarius to eat other snails ?? And do trochus usualy flip themself back over??
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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I've had this happen, but with a nerite snail. It was strange since other nerite snails would fall, but manage to get back up. A few days later I found a huge hoard of nassarius snails fighting over the dead snail. It's perfectly normal and they're just doing their job.
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Yea nassarius snails love dead things. Just watched a show where an army of them raced up to the beach to eat a dead fish, was disturbing to see snails attack a carcass
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