Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Lauramichelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 127
Snail attacked?

Just noticed an empty snail shell in my tank. All I know I have are blue leg crabs snails and coral. It almost looks like something "burned" it's way in. Any ideas?


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3190027572.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	72266
__________________

__________________
Lauramichelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Lauramichelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 127
It may also be a crab shell. Some of my crabs have white shells
__________________

__________________
Lauramichelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Look for a mucous around the victims. I had a snail predator before called oenone fulgida who would secrete a mucous on slow moving inverts like snails, then burrow a hole in the shell and eat them.
It looks like a bristle worm but has noticeable eyes and instead of bristles, it has rows of tiny legs. It's more yellow than a common bristle however.
Here's some pics....





They generally come out at night.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Lauramichelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 127
Hi X. No, I haven't seen anything like that. No mucus and no worms like that at night. Thank you
__________________
Lauramichelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
attacked, snail

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple snail eggs? Bkimbark1 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 10 01-30-2012 02:24 PM
Quarentine for a snail? ejaramillo01 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 01-03-2012 12:37 AM
Fish killed turbo snail Canterthefishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 12-07-2011 09:36 PM
Snail reproduction MisFit Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 5 09-11-2011 02:25 PM
The mysterious appearance of a random Pond Snail eco23 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 09-03-2011 12:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.