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Old 08-04-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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Live Rock Creature Question?

I am seeing all kinds of new creatures in my live rock, I have a question about one... I think it is a snail without a shell, has 2 feelers and is gray and looks like a snail.

My question is, do snail's hatch from pods? I have seen to white cocoon like shells/pods emerge from my rock and I have seen the snail looking creature come from one of those holes...

Anyone have any clues...?
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:41 PM   #2
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I am seeing all kinds of new creatures in my live rock, I have a question about one... I think it is a snail without a shell, has 2 feelers and is gray and looks like a snail.
Most likely a stomatella varia, it looks very similar to abalone and is a very common hitchiker.

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My question is, do snail's hatch from pods?
No, snails hatch from snails eggs and pods reproduce much like shrimp.

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I have seen to white cocoon like shells/pods emerge from my rock and I have seen the snail looking creature come from one of those holes..
Sounds like a vermetid snail

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Still haven't seen any new creatures from my LR...ive had it for a little over a month now. Wish i had some free critters that came along with the ride!
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Give it time two11devan you'll see some it just takes time, still see new things all the time in ours, it's great!
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Hope so!
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Old 08-06-2003, 12:38 AM   #6
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Steve,
I take it I really don't have to worry about a vermetid snail, seems like a harmless creature...
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Vermetid snails can only be a concern if they are too near sensitive corals like SPS or corals that emit strong nematocysts when bothered too often. Even still, I really doubt you will have cause for concern though.

None of the ones I mentioned are harmful.

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