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Old 03-30-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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Can snails eat "live" off of live rock

My snails are doing a GREAT job cleaning my rocks. But........I was woundering if they can eat the "live" off of my live rocks. Some of my rocks are now ALOT more white than I have ever seen them. Is this bad? Good?
Will they eat my Coraline alage?
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:11 PM   #2
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I don't want to say no for sure but in my experience, as limited as it is, my snails haven't killed my rocks. Live means that the rocks are brought into the tank full of bacteria and such. Take the bacteria out and u just have rocks. The only thing my snails have noticeably eaten is some really pesty hair algae. My rocks are full of purple, green, and red color
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Yeah i think youll be fine with the snails on the rock they'll just keep them clean
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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My snails have'nt hurt my LR either. They sure did a job on the algae
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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I noticed the same thing with my snails, I think it will not affect the rocks though.
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