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Old 07-27-2003, 07:53 PM   #11
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Steve Thier was alot of talk about Bumble bee snails being just a bit to much of a preditor. Going after other snals and stars and such. Did you here anything on that??
I had them in my tank I knew that if something was not doing to well life wise they would help it on its way pretty quick. But I never really seen them go after a healthy animal, you??

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I was at the beach one day and to my suprise, I found some snails that look exactly like that picture. I grabbed a few, and brought them home.. Just threw them in the tank and they survived on most of my astrea snails... They would get right up on them and wedge under the shell and slowly get their bodies to the point that they could pull them off of the glass and then amazingly, they would suck the astrea out of the shell, consuming them, and do all of this as they themselves were stuck to the glass. I got tired of pulling the Astreas off, so I just got rid of them back at the beach... Horror in the tank for a week...
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I had an arrow crab for a while and he always used to sort of unhinge his shell in his anal region (I have no idea what he was doing), but he died eventually. When he was at death's door he was sitting on the ground with that anal part of his shell open and the snail crawled right in and started ripping him apart. I've never seen them do anything else undesirable, though.
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:05 PM   #14
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Steve Thier was alot of talk about Bumble bee snails being just a bit to much of a preditor. Going after other snals and stars and such. Did you here anything on that??
I had them in my tank I knew that if something was not doing to well life wise they would help it on its way pretty quick. But I never really seen them go after a healthy animal, you??

Mike
Actually no, I had not heard that. Could easily be possible. I have had no snails deaths that I could see and I only have a serpent start that's been in the tank a few years now.

The bumblebee's could easily have preyed on a few snails without me knowing it though. Great info from you and Timbo2. Thanks.

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Yea I did a little looking and found some info. Thier was a bunch of folks saying that they were willing snails and other small critters. They are a great detritus eater but can get a little aggressive if the get hungry....Hmmmm that sounds like me

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