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Old 04-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #11
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they eat left over food that hits the bottom. you could use sinking pellets if you are concerned about them getting enough food. a few of them in a tank won't need much target feeding, but 20 of them in a new tank will definitely need to be fed.
i believe when they crawl up the tank walls like that they are searching for food. they generally stay in the sand bed for protection otherwise.
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nassarius will also eat detritus won't they, but when you put mysis shrimp in the water watch them all come out of the sand for meals

they might be my favorite type of snails they are so cool to watch while they enter and leave the sand and move rather quickly for snails
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hmm...quoted from wikipedia- "In biology, detritus is non-living particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material). It typically includes the bodies or fragments of dead organisms as well as fecal material."

i have never seen a nassarius snail make haste to a lump of fish poop or accumulated gunk in a low flow area of the sand bed. only left over fish food and freshly dead carcasses are of interest to them IME.
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