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Old 02-29-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Snail id please

I've got some of these, came in on my lr and can't find them anywhere to id. TIA



Different angle, Might even be a different snail.

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Old 02-29-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Nassarius vibex
i got a handfull as well i guessed they were these
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Are they ok in my tank, some one told me they would eat the stuff living in my rocks.
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imo i dont think that they would do any damage to your pods if thats what your worried about !! most i would think would have enough left over food to go after than chasing something down ya know !! mabe someone else will chime in but imo no worries
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Looks like nassarius.

From liveaquaria.com . . The Nassarius snail is a small scavenger with an oval spiral shell that resembles an olive pit, with a long tube like siphon that protrudes from the end of the shell. One of the most ideal scavenger and detritus eater these snails are perfect for the reef aquarium, quickly consuming detritus, uneaten food, decaying organics, and fish waste. Nassarius Snails like to bury themselves in the sand, which will help maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.
The Nassarius Snail prefers an established aquarium with live rock and a deep sand bed. These snails are sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper-based medications.
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From liveaquaria.com . . The Nassarius snail is a small scavenger with an oval spiral shell that resembles an olive pit, with a long tube like siphon that protrudes from the end of the shell. One of the most ideal scavenger and detritus eater these snails are perfect for the reef aquarium, quickly consuming detritus, uneaten food, decaying organics, and fish waste. Nassarius Snails like to bury themselves in the sand, which will help maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.
The Nassarius Snail prefers an established aquarium with live rock and a deep sand bed. These snails are sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper-based medications.

Glad to see that, I've been counting and there is about 20 of the little buggers. I sure didn't want to have to find all their little hiding places.
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i never see mine on the rock but when i feed they rise out of the sand.
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Maybe their trying to "clean up " my rock. lol. Well at least I don't need to get rid of them.
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Maybe their trying to "clean up "
Yep, they are carrionivores (like vultures) they eat dead stuff, LR roadkill
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Ok will they eat anything alive? I was convinced that I wanted them in my tank, is this not the case?
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