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Old 05-30-2004, 02:06 AM   #1
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snails?

I was looking in my tank this eveinng after the lights went out and i noticed a whole bunch of little ssnails. They have round shells. I don' think they are pyramids. Any other suggestions?
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from hitchhiker faq.... http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock2.htm

When I look in my tank at night, I see many very small snails all over my rocks and glass. Their shells are no more than a 1/2 centimeter across, round (not conical), and have a checkered pattern. There are alot of them, are they harmful?

These are probably not harmful at all. They are most likely a small species of the Genus Arene (Astrea) or possibly of the Genus Macarene snail. The differences are minute as the two families are closely related. They are perfectly reef safe and will graze film algae at night. In the author's experience, they can reproduce quickly, becoming a small army in a short period of time. See Ron Shimek's post about these snails to the Reefkeepers mailing list here.


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I will try to get a pic but they are so small. Just wondering if anyone else had these. I mean they are tiny.
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are they harmefull anyone know????
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