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Old 02-13-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Turbo Snail ?

I just got some new turbo snails from liveaquaria there huge too
Can they move across crushed coral? or will they only be able to live on rocks and the glass?
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Old 02-13-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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they will go every where. over cc and lr and the glass. mine mosly stay on the rock and the glass tho
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Mine go everywhere...they do have a flaw though...they tend to flip over and die cause they can't seem to right themselves too often...just keep an eye on them and help them if they flip and they'll be ok..
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cool thanks guys
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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Mine go everywhere...they do have a flaw though...they tend to flip over and die cause they can't seem to right themselves too often...just keep an eye on them and help them if they flip and they'll be ok..
If the larger species (Tegula aureotincta), they will have no problem with righting themselves. The more common species of Turban sp that is typically not able to right itself is the common Astraea sp. snail. Probabley one of the better algae eaters but in an active aquarium they often fall prey fairly quickly. They are both usually labeled as "turbo snails" by many venders.

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yeah i have 2 of the small ones they fall off then just lay on the bottom stuck, but the big ones i already saw can crawl on the cc. Haha, 4 of them all on top of each other tried to scale an almost vertical rock and plummited to teh bottom in a pile.
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:37 AM   #7
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ya ll of mine can right them self but when they stick to each other they are not able to right them self becasue of the added weight. it is really cool that when the lights are one they really do not move but as soon as the light gose out the fly aroung the tank.
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