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Old 10-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #11
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Just a little over a week and the fish get to go back. Hope they come hungry... lol
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:11 AM   #12
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algae and pods almost gone..

Found the ultimate cleaner. It is almost 4 inches to the peak of its shell and eats like an elephant... Still has a bit to go on the back glass, but works constantly.
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Found the ultimate cleaner. It is almost 4 inches to the peak of its shell and eats like an elephant... Still has a bit to go on the back glass, but works constantly.

I am having a very similar situation, what type of snail is that?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:39 AM   #14
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It looks like a turbo snail.
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The lfs said it was a coraline snail, but that really sounds like a generic name to me. It is a WHOLE lot bigger than my turbo and the shell sits on its mantle differently. If turbos can get huge, maybe it really is just a big turbo. My turbo's shell points straight up, the big guys shell points to the right.
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More specificaly it looks like a Chestnut Turbo Snai, but I have never owned any of that specie, so I might be off.
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I'll have to look into that. This snail came with bunches of coraline algae growing on it's shell, so figure the "hunter" just gave it that name. That is what it was called when purchased by the lfs. My little turbo is 'bout 2 inches in size. I'll try to "encourage" them to get side by side and get a pic for comparison.
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Gonna post the pics in the identify section to see if I can find out what it really is.
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I agree with Scott it is probably a Turbo snail. They can get rather large and have a tendency to knock things over in the tank.
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murder most foul... a rock was knocked over and smushed the poor cleaner shrimp.
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