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Old 02-07-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Snail ID

This was a hitchiker on my LR from liverocks.com

Good or bad?
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Old 02-07-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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looks like nassarius to me if so nice freebie
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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That one looks a bit different than the one I got with Liverock.com order but all the ones I got were predatory snails. They looked similar to nassarius but they harldy ever went in the sand.

After I added some nassarius, I witnessed one of these snails trying to kill one of my nassarius. I have since moved as many of them out of the tank as possible.

Like I said, that one looks a bit differnt but I would watch out. One of the AA members told me that if it likes the sand, it is probably a nassarius. If it spends most of it time on LR, then it is probably a predator snail.

Most of the nassarius I have are hidden most of the time. When you feed, they start popping up everywhere. Very cool
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Not sure what they are, but they don't look like my nassarius. Might try contacting LR.com and see if it is a common species for them and what it might be.
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:01 AM   #5
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here is a pic

of what my fish store sold me as a n snail hope it helps you identify and if that is not what it is please someone let me know.
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Lor, your pic looks like a nassarius to me, but the pic GrndHog posted does not, the shell shape isn't right and his snail either has a spiked shell, or it wraps a mantle around the shell.
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The way the animal wraps around the shell it almost looks like a cowrie of some sort. However, cowries don't have ribbed shells that I know of.
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I was hoping that someone that has purchased gulf rock from Liverocks could ID this.

It acts pretty normal, as far as snails go, but just kinda strange looking.
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Here is a thread I started awhile back. These snails came from my liverock.com order. They were always on my LR and I started removing them after I witnessed an attack on a new nassarius snail I added.

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It acts pretty normal, as far as snails go, but just kinda strange looking.
LOL Well if it starts throwing sand and swearing at you, come talk to me and I will sick my Mystery-tentacle-shooting-gelatinous-thing on your snail.
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