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live snail on my new live rock?

Postby apcsu on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:44 pm

I purchases 2 rocks at animart sunday, today there are little pencil eraser size snail all around the tank. Do you know what kind of snail, are they good, do I need shells for them??

Thanks Paul, madison east animart customer
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby apcsu on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:47 pm

Also, they are zebra style red and white.
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby SNAFU 2 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:10 pm

Hi

I have them too red & whites and brown & whites, I don't see any trouble with them. Had them for about a year.

Try posting this in gen question

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Postby Jake on Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:55 pm

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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby Slakker on Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:31 am

Pyram snails are a fine example of a nuisance saltwater snail. They tend to prey on zoanthids and clams and are just overall bad inhabitants.

However, I think these red and white shelled snails are probably a species of grazer. In my head I know that I know that they have a general name, but I can't seem to remember it.
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby Longinus on Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:34 am

yeah, those guys arent bad ones, but there are deff. the pyramidal snails, and I beleive one or two other types (sundial comes to mind) that are not good.

A picture would help of course.
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby meisen on Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:01 pm

Probably a pic would clear it up...lots of folks on here can help you then. There are a lot of nice

Anyway, there are a few I would watch out for in additon to the pyramid and sundials mentioned elsewhere:

Whelks- carnivorous, often eat coral polyps, ornamental crabs, shrimp, fish even if they can catch them. Generally look like a nassarius snail that has an elongated shell. Very common on live rock.

Cone Shells- are surprisingly cone shaped, usually patterned and smooth-shelled. Very toxic, even deadly. Rarely if ever imported on live rock but possible since their range overlaps with where most rock comes from.

Moon snails- also carnivorous, very pretty round shell, often very large. Very large foot when expanded. Uncommon to rare.

Cowries/Keyhole Limpets etc- rarely reef safe, these are often indiscrimiate grazers and will consume eveything from zoas to lps when hungry. Some do eat mainly/only algae but they are the exceptions in the group. Watch these guys if you decide to put one in your reef!
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby Cow086 on Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:50 pm

meisen wrote:
Cowries/Keyhole Limpets etc- rarely reef safe,


Yeah i would say Keyhole is not reef safe either. For that matter neither is that cow086 guy either. Hes always selling Xenia.

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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby keyhole on Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:43 pm

Hey you forgot about Limpit over in Slinger.
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Re: live snail on my new live rock?

Postby meisen on Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:39 pm

Thats a good way to rouse Keyhole from the dead....where ya been man?

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