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Old 09-15-2003, 09:43 PM   #1
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Turbo snails

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How quickly to turbo snails reproduce. I saw some creatures today wandering around on my live rock that looked similar to snails without the shells (approx. 1cm long)...however I painstakingly counted all the turbo snails to make sure that a hermit hadnt stolen their shell. Everyone is accounted for but now I have these extra creatures that I have no explanation for??? Are there any signs to look for when the snails are laying eggs so forth...thanks
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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Probably stomatella snails, also called cap snails. They have a shell, it is just small, they are common hitchikers on LR and are the best grazing snail I've had.
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Kevin would the shell on these stomatella snails be almost transparent? thanks
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It depends on the snail, but some of my stomatellas, I have to look very hard to see it. They are usually the same color as their flesh, at least they are in my tank.
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Great... thanks again Kevin. It seems these guys are popping up all over the place all the sudden...its like another planet in there!....thanks again...
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